theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 8093 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 8093 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   I've been working away in my studio on new books! Waltz of the Snowflakes will be out in October! Themes for the next ones: weather, friendship and marine archeology.
Maya is on the best books list for Kirkus, CBC, Canadian Children's Book Centre and 49th Shelf this year!

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Last updated on Jun 2, 2017

I've been working away in my studio on new books! Waltz of the Snowflakes will be out in October! Themes for the next ones: weather, friendship and marine archeology.
Maya is on the best books list for Kirkus, CBC, Canadian Children's Book Centre and 49th Shelf this year!

Elly MacKay

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Elly MacKay

Evening in the Garden
Evening in the Garden
$22.73
After the Storm
After the Storm
$19.48
They delayed the workings of the day...
They delayed the workings of the day...
$21.92
Somewhere on an island in Maine
Somewhere on an island in Maine
$43.83
The Inlet 16x20
The Inlet 16x20
$71.43
A Winter's Morning
A Winter's Morning
$19.48
Love is a place
Love is a place
$19.48
While the Sea slept... 8x12
While the Sea slept... 8x12
$21.92
From the train window
From the train window
$19.48
All through the winter
All through the winter
$21.92
Endless Everchanging Clouds
Endless Everchanging Clouds
$38.15
When she held her child... 16 x 20
When she held her child... 16 x 20
$71.43
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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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    http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/featured-seller-theater-clouds/ Here are some of my books: If You Hold A Seed Shadow Chasers Butterfly Park Maya Beach Baby Fall Leaves Covers Anne of Green Gables Series Emily of New Moon Series A Most Magical Girl

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