This card is taken from one of my original linocuts of the Barbican Conservatory in London. A great one to send to lovers of linocut art, the Barbican Centre, gardens, or quirky London landmarks. It would also look good framed!
The Barbican Conservatory can be visited by the public and opened in 1984. It was built around the fly tower of the Barbican Theatre (the space above the stage into which props and scenery are lowered and raised). It is the second biggest conservatory in London. The juxtaposition of Brutalist concrete slabs and walkways, almost buried under lush green tropicana, is an interesting one.
I plan to do further linocuts of the rather intriguing Barbican estate in the future, and maybe some more giant greenhouses as well – such as in Kew Gardens.
If you want another card showing a London landmark in linocut, take a look at Shakespeare’s Globe.