My identity inspires one aspect of my artwork, which concerns the Holocaust. I am the grandchild of three Jewish Holocaust refugees and the descendant of Holocaust victims. My maternal grandmother fled Poland with her immediate family right before the war; the rest of her family was killed by the Nazis, as were about 1000 other Jews in their small town. Both of my father’s parents fled as teenagers from Germany to England at the beginning of the war, later emigrating to Canada. Their parents were unable to leave Germany and were transported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and the Łódź Ghetto in Poland, where they were killed. I grew up experiencing the intergenerational effects of this historical trauma. My art is an attempt to comprehend violent discrimination, both during the Holocaust and today. The goal of my art is to initiate productive dialogue about tolerance and the preservation of cultural and biological diversity today.