Our resident Photographer and Artist Karen Cross photographed Birmingham city centre before the Old Library was demolished to capture the City as it was when she was growing up. Karen loves Brutalist architecture and the library was a good example of that, Paradise Forum and Victoria Square made up a really good mix of styles which made that part of the city centre unique.While the photographs are striking Karen decided to add some colour, influenced by pop art and the vivid colours in pop art Karen wanted to give Birmingham a new look and atmosphere in her Art pieces.By editing the photographs in close detail Karen painstakingly gave the photographs bright colours and illustrated the diversity of the city, the colours flow into each other just as the communities within Birmingham blend and flow alongside each other.
The Big Brum Clock is still a well known landmark in Birmingham and watches over Victoria Square and it's changes. In this Art piece the background is a neutral Green and the buildings contrast well on the green background, the Old Library has since been demolished but for those who remember it fondly will know and recognise it at first glance of this picture.
The colours will lend themselves well to any decor and make the perfect talking piece, Brummies young and old will love it and those who have studied here or visited. Barmy Brummie products are aimed at anyone who has conection to Birmingham and all its amenities.
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The Big Brum Clock and Old Library
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