theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 7887 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 7887 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Working away in my studio on new books! Themes for the next ones: dance, 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 Jan 23, 2017

Working away in my studio on new books! Themes for the next ones: dance, 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

What awaits at the station... - LARGE
$36.36
Big Bay
$20.89
Shadow Play
$20.89
In his world, he was King... 16x20
$68.09
From the train window
$18.57
The Inlet
$20.89
Edge of the Water - photographic print LARGE
$36.36
The Nimble Gardeners
$20.89
He began to count
$20.89
When it is rainy and grey...
$20.89
Between Tides
$20.89
Caverns
$68.09
Flight
$20.89
The Builders
$18.57
Flight
$34.82
Ring of Starlings
$18.57
Evening in the Garden
$21.66
With the luck of a rabbit...
$18.57
A wave of gold - a bank of day - small print
$8.51
Mountains in the Sea LARGE
$36.36
The Weather Minders 16x20
$68.09
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rebecca heilman

rebecca heilman on Mar 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous!!! Thank you very much for such a thoughtful and creative view of land and sea!! It looks beautiful framed in our living room. Thanks again!

sJbMN5

sJbMN5 on Mar 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing. Very happy with this! Nicely packaged and received quickly.

heidisbeads

heidisbeads on Mar 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Elly's work is truly amazing! It has a dream like quality that is restful. I love it!!

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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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    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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