Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes' Profile

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Etsy Shop home: http://mkcphotography.etsy.com

Until the age of ten, Michelle was certain the secret passage into Narnia truly existed and if she just rifled though enough closets and cupboards, she would find it.
Fables, fairy tales, and legends have always enchanted Michelle, her favorites being those where feisty and daring heroines like Lucy and Alice have wild adventures. Graduate studies brought her to the University of Oxford, where she would often read in the same gardens that inspired Lewis and Carroll’s imaginations, and her work today is still influenced by this idea of magical worlds that mingle with our own.

Michelle’s art ~ whimsical, surprising, witty, joyful, and magical...with just a hint of quirky thrown in to the mix ~ comes from her unique combination of traditional film, antique cameras and viewfinders,…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 14
  • Joined October 1, 2008

Favorite materials

Black and white film, polaroid, vivid color, collage, digital camera, antique viewfinder, vintage toys, sunlight, dreams

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Fine art photographs and whimsical Etsy...

About

Etsy Shop home: http://mkcphotography.etsy.com

Until the age of ten, Michelle was certain the secret passage into Narnia truly existed and if she just rifled though enough closets and cupboards, she would find it.
Fables, fairy tales, and legends have always enchanted Michelle, her favorites being those where feisty and daring heroines like Lucy and Alice have wild adventures. Graduate studies brought her to the University of Oxford, where she would often read in the same gardens that inspired Lewis and Carroll’s imaginations, and her work today is still influenced by this idea of magical worlds that mingle with our own.

Michelle’s art ~ whimsical, surprising, witty, joyful, and magical...with just a hint of quirky thrown in to the mix ~ comes from her unique combination of traditional film, antique cameras and viewfinders, digital collage, and painting.

Before becoming a full-time artist, Michelle was a librarian and spent her days surrounded by her very favorite thing... books. The irreparably damaged titles found a home in her studio rather than in the recycle bin, and the idea for her art blocks was born. Her line of home accessories is inspired by her interior designer mother and an expert seamstress grandmother who taught Michelle to stitch, knit, and sew. Many beautiful family heirlooms, like her great-grandmother’s silverware and her great-grandfather’s typewriter, appear in Michelle’s art and designs.

When she’s not crawling through the grass to capture the perfect photograph, Michelle is busy making art in her Philadelphia-area studio. You can find her beautifully handcrafted wares in select galleries and boutiques nationwide.

For a complete gallery of her art, please visit:
http://mkcphotography.com/

All prints and canvas gallery wraps are created with archival quality papers and inks and will last a lifetime.

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