My artist alter-ego is Moan Lisa, I’ve been using this name for some time now. I have several books published. I’m also an active artist and have had my works on display at Chicago’s Stamp Museum thanks to my friend Picasso Gaglione. I do both stamp carving and collage works, using digital and paper/glue for collaging.
I’ve been committed several times and have been diagnosed with both schizophrenia and manic/depressive disorder. We lost a child who was born with severe mental retardation. These and other circumstances account for why my poetry and art are often dark and depressive.