Buried in a crypt beneath a convent in Florence, Italy, archaeologists believe they have uncovered the skeleton belonging to the model who posed for Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece in 1504. The wife of a rich silk merchant, Lisa Gheradini, is generally accepted by historians to be the woman with the mysterious smile.Lisa Gheradini, whose married name was Giocondo, became a nun after her husband's death. She was buried in the grounds of the Convent of Saint Ursula where she died in 1542, aged 63.
Off the rails teenage years, then gradual but radical transformation begins. The next few years were hard work with a lot of help. Student at Art College painting,drawing,theatre. Counter culture, Some years in workshop theatre as actor as designer with Dodge City Players with Phil Motherwell (great writer) which later morphed into NighShift with Lindzee Smith, director and organiser. In 1986 Linzee and I debuted the THE LEATHERMAN playscript which Lindzee was given by Tennessee Williams. It had been sent to Williams by Fassbinder secretary when Fass croaked. It was based on the Hans Eppendorfer and Karl Fichter interview sessions. It was Hans who started the homosexual BDS&M scene, which began in Hamburg (?). We opened it at Rhumbarellas gallery Fitzroy, (later went on to La Mama in Carlton, sans Lindzee) on the 3rd or 4th night I flipped out, arriving late, very drunk, and too crazy to perform. 'The 'Leatherman' was a very confronting piece of work.
Worked various jobs then 10 years washing dishes pots and pans and the second 10 as Chef. Still do bit of painting, writing,digital photography, but not much.