I've always loved this building and I know that it is one of those pieces of architecture that immediately identifies a place.
The first time I came to Birmingham was, like many people, as a stopover at Digbeth coach station on my way to somewhere else. I had an hour to kill and walked up into the city. Unbelievably, somebody had put letters in a row of windows of the Rotunda to spell out a 3 word phrase starting with the word 'Soapy'. This would have been around 1990, pre-mobile phone days and I was unable to capture the image for posterity.
I have two more plates to go on this complex print, but this is where I am at the moment. After some thought I've decided to leave the phrase out of the print.
It is obviously one of those wet, lightless days but I think the lights of the shops reflected in the ground and figures in silhouette will create a contrast with the squally sky.
Printmaker on a mission. 100 + prints of Brum inspired by Hiroshige.