theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 7520 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 7520 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(2800)

Announcement   Maya and Beach Baby, my new books are now available in stores!
Please contact me if you see a print you would like in another size.

If you live in Virginia, you might be interested to see my exhibition at the Longwood Center for the Arts in Farmville. It runs until November.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 23, 2016

Maya and Beach Baby, my new books are now available in stores!
Please contact me if you see a print you would like in another size.

If you live in Virginia, you might be interested to see my exhibition at the Longwood Center for the Arts in Farmville. It runs until November.

Elly MacKay

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Elly MacKay

Endless Everchanging Clouds
US$20.00
The Wave 12x16
US$35.00
Early Morning Ride
US$20.00
Ring of Starlings
US$18.00
The Wave
US$20.00
Up up and away
US$18.00
On the back of a tiger...
US$20.00
They delayed the workings of the day...
US$20.00
We'll Dance and Sing our Songs
US$20.00
The Knitters
US$18.00
Between Tides
US$20.00
500 million years ago
US$20.00
The Navigators - LARGE print by Elly MacKay
US$35.00
Cloud Watchers
US$20.00
Miriam's Dollhouse
US$20.00
Mountains in the Sea
US$20.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(2800)
Lindsey

Lindsey on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Even more beautiful in person than in the pictures!

P Bergquist

P Bergquist on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this print, in fact I purchased two because I couldn't decide on just one. Both are just amazing to look at. I read up on the process used and it's such a talent. The final result is so captivating. I have other prints on my wish list.

Jeannie L. Paske

Jeannie L. Paske on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great print, thanks so much.

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About

A World Inside A Paper Theater

I make miniature worlds out of paper. I ink up a paper called Yupo paper, cut it into layers and set inside a miniature theater. I play with the lighting, and adjust the elements and then photograph the scenes. I often take 50 or more photos to get the one I am looking for.
I discovered working in this way through making tunnel books. They are a Victorian invention that a member of the Movable Book Society introduced me to as a teen. I made dozens, and began making dioramas too with cams, levers and light.
After the birth of my daughter I thought it would be fun to make some again and explained my idea to my husband. He surprised me with a miniature theater for Christmas! It was perfect. I have been making the photographs I sell here at Theater Clouds now for the last 3 years in this way. I have also made some into permanent pieces, some into illustrations for books, and some into installations. And... soon I hope some very rudimentary animations.
To see works in progress, keep in touch through my blog, website and new Facebook page - Theater Clouds.
Keep an eye open for my books too! www.ellymackay.com
Thanks! Elly

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  • Elly MacKay

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    I was fortunate to be a featured seller here at Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/featured-seller-theater-clouds/ I am an author and illustrator. Here are some of my books: If You Hold A Seed Shadow Chasers Butterfly Park

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