All of Elizabeth Ogilvie's installations are inspired by natural patterns and rhythms, especially those of water. Over the years Ogilvie has successfully transformed exhibition spaces into impressive environments through the combination of sound, video, light and water within the chosen architecture.
By moving beyond two dimensional and sculptural works to more large scale immersive installations and environments, Ogilvie increasingly offers the spectator experience rather than still images. Her work has turned to look at the uses or applications of water in architecture, in the creation of spaces; the water allows for reflection on both a physical and mental level.
Her work focuses on the patterns of change, movement and transformation within the water, a subtle and delicate intersection between light and darkness. Her ambitious and technically challenging installations have the ability to evoke something of the wonder of natural phenomena, environmental concerns and the complexity of what can appear so simple.