"I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better."
― Frida Kahlo
QUEENS OF DESOLATION
Vanessa works exclusively with ethically sourced skulls, feathers and other specimens obtained via private collectors and reputable sources. No animals are ever harmed for the sake of her art.
Any North American songbirds featured in her work are printed images.
In all instances, makeup, wardrobe and styling by Vanessa. All cosmetics are cruelty-free with no animal testing.
Selections from a 2017 lookbook session for Ottawa-based designer Robin von Dostaler, aka Shameless Envy, whose wares Vanessa modelled from 2013 to 2018.