OPEN – JOURNEY – Colleen Cockroft 02 – Southampton City Art Gallery

Colleen Cockroft

Pavements in life’s journeys 


Each time I walk the streets of Shirley, Southampton, or London, or somewhere in Europe, I am fascinated by the broken and worn pavements I tread on my journey. Once newly laid, clean and unbroken, they now show wear and tear, and the cracks present interesting shapes, some like a landscape scene, some like an estuary.

These pavements have provided a pathway for people’s journeys over hundreds of years and have borne the weight of millions of people. No wonder they are broken and worn.

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