An ocean of similarities

Top: La Piscine by Elisabeth Mulroney. Above: Sea urchin by Judy Rogers.
Top: La Piscine by Elisabeth Mulroney. Above: Sea urchin by Judy Rogers.

Alexander Heights painter Judy Rogers and Nedlands sculptor Elisabeth Mulroney are exhibiting at the Kidogo Art House, Bathers Beach, until November 27.

‘This collaboration is a long time in the making,’ Rogers said.

‘We have a lot of similarities in upbringing and art making and we work in neighbouring studios at the arts centre.’

Rogers said their pieces portrayed a lifelong fascination with the ocean.

‘Its potential for voyages and migration, the discovery of distant lands, the movement of waters, the fear and beauty of marine depths and all its creatures and the simplest activities such as fishing,’ she said.

Rogers said her paintings were ‘saturated’ by a lifelong interest in biology and the structure and design of marine creatures.

‘My sensitive and intimate figurative works focus on the small detail and quiet moments present in everyday life,’ she said.

French-born Mulroney’s ceramics capture the human form, particularly man’s relationship with others and to his surroundings.

Latitude 32 is open Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm.

The public is welcome at an artists’ talk on Sunday, November 24, at 4pm.