Mapping Memories & Places

In 2012 started the project I called Mapping Memories & Places. A research of the life and the times of my grandfather, Paul Blumenthal (1897-1982). I was especially interested in the impact of politics on his personal life and tried to relate these to my own experiences. Following literally his footsteps, retracing his routes and experiences, mainly through Germany, Indonesia, U.S and the Netherlands. These travels I have documented in drawings, diaries, letters, collages and photographs. A first scetch I brought together in a book on demand