OPEN – MIGRATION – Catherine Rogers – Southampton City Art Gallery

Catherine Rogers

The Test of Time

Relief print – lino and Japanese vinyl

My print, ‘The Test of Time’, is about the history of migration through Southampton and depicts the Mayflower and a great ocean liner leaving along Southampton Water, their starting point and destination the same but centuries apart.  The River Test converges with the River Itchen to form Southampton Water, which has a unique ‘double tide’ resulting in prolonged periods of high water making it Ideal for ships.  Many migrants have made Southampton their home, but as well as people the area also attracts many migrating birds.  In the back ground, Calshot Castle would have been the one constant in this changing scene as ships carrying migrants passed by.  

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