About the Book
A lovingly created tribute and memoir to the author's great-grandparents, Moisei and Anna Broit, and their monumental immigration from Siberia to Australia in the 1920's. The Broit's fled Jewish persecution in Europe and overcame many hardships on their journey to a new life in Australia, arriving in Sydney penniless and unable to speak English. The author tirelessly scavenged and transformed toys and built miniature sets to chronicle their lives and commemorate their incredible chutzpah.
I was born in San Francisco to hippie parents in the year of the dragon, 1976. 4 years later I was shipped off to Sydney, Australia, where I've been based ever since. My interest in art began with "Mad magazine" and "Conan" comics. After high school I attended art school for 3 years before gallavanting around the world for a couple of years, gathering inspiration and an assortment of tropical diseases. I have worked extensively within the paint and art departments on movies and tv shows. as well as painting for myself or on commisioned artworks. I often paint on fabric instead of canvas, enjoying it's vibrant imagery, and the excuse it gives me to travel and purchase more. I am currently studying a bachelor of Art Education at COFA university.