Ogilvie is heavily preoccupied with water in all its forms, an obsession that took root during her childhood on a Scottish island where the sea was a constant presence.
Over her career Ogilvie has expanded the range of media she works in to better accommodate the mercurial and mysterious nature of her subject.
This latest exhibition is arguably Ogilvie’s most ambitious yet involving film, architectural constructions and light projections.
Ogilvie’s varied use of materials and media allows the artist to fully express the complexities and subtleties of her subject that can be at once fixed and fluid, powerful and threatened.
For Out of Ice Ogilvie has also conflated her medium with her subject working directly with ice and ice melt to complete this large-scale installation.
In the Ice Floe
In order to produce work that spans across fields Ogilvie operates in an interdisciplinary fashion that includes extensive practical research.
It is a testament to the artist’s desire to truly understand her subject that for Out of Ice she spent three years working with Inuit from northern Greenland to gain a comprehensive understanding of ice and its importance.
Ogilvie draws parallels between the Inuit’s dependence on their understanding of ice and our global need to respect and value one of our most precious natural resources.
Out Of Ice: The Secret Language of Ice runs from from 17 January – 9 February 2014 at Ambika P3 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1.