Her given name translates to Spirit of Venus. Vanessa is an alternate spelling of Venus while Tiegs, the anagram of Geist, means ghost spirit in German.
"Allow me to quote Marshall McLuhan, 'the medium is the message.' Using red paint is not an option in creating Menstrala."
The artist was introduced as a modern-day renaissance woman by her radio interviewer in 2009.
She became a professional ballerina as the youngest corp de ballet member of the Zurich Ballet by the age of 15, performing on several world famous stages with Rudolf Nureyev.
She has also been an accomplished ballet coach, classical pianist, poet, architectural model builder, calligrapher, designer, technical cycle analyst, and licensed Getty Images photographer. She holds a Phi Beta Kappa Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and a Masters Degree.
As part of a social art experiment by a Navy crew member, prints of Timandra & Bulis were twice displayed on board the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier in 2003.
"Awakening within the stilled collective pool of human tears, Euphoria rises with Sophia under the veil of vast unconsciousness, Darkness doesn't sleep. Death doesn't die. They weave a colorful tapestry together behind our glaring sun. Their future is Mother memory, an infinite spiral of transformation stirring in pure love and glowing with her smile." Amsterdam, September 1999
The artist’s last Menstrala, No. 88, painted in 2003 and entitled The Decoder, features her menstrual blood conclusively turned into the color of gold.
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