Being a July baby, Vanessa has always felt a powerful connection to the Moon. This monthly self-portrait series celebrated the traditional names given to Her full phases. Each photo was shot and posted on the corresponding date during the entire 2017 calendar year.
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.