The tangible cultural heritage – buildings, town scapes, household items – of a particular society reveals much about the way of life in past and present times. My work is concerned with honouring heritage objects by translating them into large format relief prints. It is a reflection on place and often an acknowledgement of lost or dying cultural practices.
Lucinda Tanner is an Australian/Swiss printmaker currently living in Basel, Switzerland. Her large format woodblock prints are the culmination of more than 20 years of hand printing experience – from printing with indigenous Australians in the remote Tiwi Islands; to the hand printed production of fine fashion silks in Melbourne; to woodblock printing with an eye over the Venetian laguna. The privilege of having lived and worked in a number of cultures different to her own brings a wealth of cross cultural inspiration to her printmaking.