PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title ONE FOR SORROW
Year 2020
Status Completed.
Description A retelling of a timeless nursery rhyme, in which low-brow photography meets Victorian flair. Limited-edition booklets were produced. (Currently out of print.)



ONE...

  • One For Sorrow
  • One For Sorrow

TWO...

  • One For Sorrow
  • One For Sorrow

THREE...

  • One For Sorrow
  • One For Sorrow

FOUR...

  • One For Sorrow
  • One For Sorrow

FIVE...

  • One For Sorrow
  • One For Sorrow

SIX...

  • One For Sorrow
  • One For Sorrow

SEVEN...

  • One For Sorrow
  • One For Sorrow

EIGHT...

  • One For Sorrow
  • One For Sorrow

NINE...

  • One For Sorrow
  • One For Sorrow

TEN...

  • One For Sorrow
  • One For Sorrow



IMPORTANT NOTES ON SKULL COLLECTING

Vanessa's work focusses heavily on the endless cycle of life, death and rebirth. As a lifelong pagan and wildlife advocate, no living creatures have ever been harmed for the sake of her art. All skulls, feathers, taxidermy and other specimens in her collection are treated with the utmost reverence. They are non-CITES, non-SARA and non-MBCA species, and were ethically sourced through reputable, cruelty-free and trusted sources.

Conservation and awareness are crucial to preserving wildlife and wild places; therefore, if Vanessa's work has inspired you to begin your own collection, it's your duty as a responsible collector to educate yourself on the legal requirements applicable to your country of residence. For example, in North America, it’s illegal to possess live native songbirds/raptors or their remains (taxidermy, bones, skulls or feathers) unless you're a legally licensed wild bird handler or veterinarian. Please, just leave that dead sparrow for the carrion eaters.

Further reading
Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES)
Canadian species at risk and the Species at Risk Act (SARA)
Migratory birds in Canada and the Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA)
Directory of Canadian wildlife, plants and species

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