The drive to make work comes from my having survived childhood abuse. My artistic practice is ground- ed in Zen monastic training and is another tool for seeing my self. Seeing who I am is only the beginning of my growth as an artist, as my identity has been forged by the trauma I inherited from my mother and her experiences in the Holocaust. This traumatic experience and other parts who I am was where I started, with my own story.
Following the path my mother took during the Holocaust, from her birthplace in Berlin, Germany to her escape to Holland, deportation to Westerbork, then Theresien- stadt, Auschwitz, Christianstadt, the death march and Bergen Belsen, where she and her two sisters were liberated. An exploration of my inheritance of her traumatic memories by utilizing these exact locations, 2000-2009
Where a family lived for four or more generations: Explores the intergeneration- al lives of aboriginal Hakka people in rural south Taiwan, who are discriminated against as the “Jews of the East,” 2006-2007