The Kindertransport was a unique humanitarian programme, which ran between November 1938 and September 1939.  Approximately 10,000 children, the majority of whom were Jewish, were sent from their homes and families in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia to Great Britain.  My father was one of those 10,000 children and my work explores this.  I focus on place, people and time in my works. I use photographs as a starting point, although materials often inspire my ideas and determine the final works. I work with layers, mixing image and media, past and present. Abstracted layers directly echo the lack of detailed documentary evidence. The photog​raphic image has always been central to informing my work. I use a combination of images from the time just prior to the start of WWII and contemporary photography. My work began as a response to the handful of surviving photos of my Jewish paternal ancestors and previously withheld wartime documentation of their Viennese existence. My works journey through my ancestry but the narrative is often interrupted and confused by the process of the media or by the distortion of imagery and this works as a metaphor for the lack of clear and precise information which survives. Many works contain architectural imagery which explores the addresses of family relatives, The photographic images merge the time of my father’s childhood with the contemporary. The work is not intended to be about my father but for him. In some sense the works are a personal exploration of a place I was not born, did not grow up in, speak the language or even have good sentiments about due to its treatment of family members. There is still an inexplicable attraction to Vienna which maybe due to a genealogical connection.