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Welcome to Lisa's website, a gallery of art, writing, and thought. Lisa is a visual artist, writer, and educator who lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Selected writing

My works in a curated exhibit in the lobby of the Canadian Stage Co. theatre

My works in a curated exhibit in the lobby of the Canadian Stage Co. theatre

"Depression is an illness like an infestation of worms in your guts. It can feast on your innards yet leave your countenance unmarked by the rot..."

 
Robber bird, mixed media, 2012

Robber bird, mixed media, 2012

"I was raised in a family of artists; even though I wanted to be an actor, drawing and fabricating things – i.e., “making stuff” – were everyday activities I took for granted..."

 

Talk for Art Gallery of Hamilton, April 26, 2012

“The label doesn’t teach us about a person; the person teaches us about the label. 

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"Intro

"My sense of being a “mad artist” fuelled by my lifelong experience of feeling like an outsider..."

 

When Journalists Become Prisoners: Diary of a G20 Detention

OUR TIMES MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2010

 

Presentation (pdf) for the annual Public Awareness Forum on Borderline Personality Disorder for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in 2012.

"For me, expressing hope has become more important in recent weeks, some of it being hope for myself, and a lot of it being hope for us, meaning those of us who are affected with BPD in one way or another – parent, friend, healthcare provider, people living with the disorder." ...