MOST RECENT MUSICAL PROJECTS

UNTITLED PROJECTVanessa Laurin + Stephane Danis

Vanessa is currently writing two simultaneous albums. This untitled project in collaboration with her long-time musical partner, Stephane Danis, as well as a solo album, both to be released in 2021.
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LETTERS TO CORNELIAVanessa Laurin (Solo)

This album is being released track-by-track, only to patrons.

BEFORE THE COYOTES COMEVanessa Laurin (Solo)

Vanessa Laurin: Piano, Cello, Acoustic Guitar, Hammond Organ, Vocals
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THE MELANCHOLY PROJECTVanessa Laurin (Solo)

Vanessa Laurin: Piano, Cello, Vocals
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SWALLOWED BY THE SEAFirst of June

Vanessa Laurin: Piano, Rhodes, Vocals | Stephane Danis: Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Drums
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LATEST PHOTO PROJECTS

Before proceeding to the galleries below, please be aware that animal skulls and themes of death feature prominently in these works.

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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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