The screenprint depicts a Roman charioteer against a yellow/brown background to depict the circus, where The crowd appear as simplified, amorphous shapes. There are four horses in the foreground (the standard number for a chariot team) that appear as dark silhouettes, pulling the chariot containing a pair of figures. Blurred images, clouds and repetition of forms create a sense of movement, while the white highlights, created by cutting into the paper, help to define the form
Sarah Ogilvie was born in 1971 in Edinburgh and attended the Edinburgh College of Art. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in North America, Poland, Japan, South Korea and France. She has worked as a visiting artist/lecturer at Minneapolis School of Art and Design, Malaspina Printmakers in Vancouver and Marcilhac-sur-cele Stone Lithography Workshop in France. Her solo and group exhibitions have been held in Edinburgh, Dundee, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Vancouver, Krakow, Texas, Vienna and Japan, and her work is featured in many public collections, including Queens University, Belfast, the Moscow Contemporary Art Museum and the Hyundai Art Centre, in South Korea. Her awards include theHeriot Watt Medal In 1993, the Visual Arts Prize, DCA / University of Abertay Dundee and the Northern Print Studio Purchase Prize, 2007. She lives in Newcastle upon Tyne and works as Senior Lecturer in Illustration and Graphic Design at Northumbria University and as a freelance illustrator.