Hally McGehean's Profile
I make things that talk to people for me, often to people who won’t or can’t listen. People I love. People who have hurt me. People who are dead. People I miss. I like to organize inarticulately expressed feelings and make them visual and concise and resonant.
I discovered the term belles lettres, more often referring to essays, and filched it for its apt description of the stories I make. Despite its awkwardness on the American tongue, belles lettres are defined as literature that is regarded as fine art. I make picture books, laminate their pages, attach the pages with plastic cable ties, and hang them on walls; the name fits.
I grew up a performer in New York City, working professionally since I was seven. As a child I was enamored with the sparkle of sequins and the bat of false eyelashes that surrounded me in the dressing rooms of...
- Born on December 18
- Joined November 13, 2007