theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 7463 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 7463 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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(2786)

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

The Builders
US$18.00
For a moment, time slowed... second
US$18.00
From shore to shore 16x20 Diptych
US$100.00
From the train window
US$18.00
Wed in the night garden Art Print to celebrate
US$20.00
The Weather Minders
US$20.00
The Knitters
US$18.00
Catch - print by Elly MacKay
US$20.00
She brought back a gift of the season...
US$18.00
A Day to Celebrate
US$18.00
Mountains in the Sea LARGE
US$35.00
Cloud Watchers
US$20.00
Flight
US$20.00
Edge of the Water - photographic print LARGE
US$35.00
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MerahinWonderland

MerahinWonderland on Jul 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this print! It came in a timely manner in a secure box.

NostalgicNouveau

NostalgicNouveau on Jul 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This piece is amazing, delightful, whimsical & imaginative! I love Elly's work & she is very helpful & gracious as a seller! Her scenes envoke such a sense of childhood wonder in everyone. I am so very happy with my print & the quality! Thank you!!

Deborah Chovanec

Deborah Chovanec on Jul 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love the print. So imaginative. Great work.

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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

    Owner, Maker

    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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