"This is getting out of hand, this grief was mine alone to hold
Promises, like porcelain dolls, left out in the cold"

Inspired by the above lyrics from Pale Ghost of Her (Swallowed by the Sea, 2012), this series takes an intimate look at the secret lives of porcelain dolls. What mischief do they get up to when no one is around?


Porcelain | 1
Porcelain | 2
Porcelain | 3
Porcelain | 4
Porcelain | 2 | 1
Porcelain | 2 | 4
Porcelain | 2 | 3
Porcelain | 2 | 5

As noted in the sidebar, all bones and other specimens in Vanessa's collection are ethically sourced, cruelty-free and non-CITES species, and were obtained through reputable and trusted sources. She does not own/collect specimens protected under international conventions or North American laws, nor should any enthusiast. If her work has inspired you to collect skulls or animal parts, it is your duty as a responsible collector to educate yourself on the legal requirements applicable to your country of residence.