theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 8010 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 8010 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

The Inlet
The Inlet
$21.13
Mountains in the Sea
Mountains in the Sea
$21.13
Between Tides
Between Tides
$35.21
Caverns
Caverns
$21.13
Between Tides
Between Tides
$21.13
The Nimble Gardeners
The Nimble Gardeners
$21.13
Ring of Starlings
Ring of Starlings
$18.78
Up up and away
Up up and away
$18.78
The Navigators - 8x10 print by Elly MacKay
The Navigators - 8x10 print by Elly MacKay
$21.13
Catch - print by Elly MacKay
Catch - print by Elly MacKay
$21.13
Edge of the Water - photographic print LARGE
Edge of the Water - photographic print LARGE
$36.77
Hello World
Hello World
$21.13
Rocket to the Moon
Rocket to the Moon
$36.77
Peter's Lookout
Peter's Lookout
$21.13
Dear old world...
Dear old world...
$47.73
The Wooden Bridge
The Wooden Bridge
$21.91
Shadow Play
Shadow Play
$21.13
Cloud Watchers
Cloud Watchers
$21.13
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Marcy Johnson

Marcy Johnson on Jun 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this. I stop and stare at her sometimes, seriously. Just really impressed with this piece and I would absolutely order from this shop again! Ty!!!!

Jessica Cabot

Jessica Cabot on Jun 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So few things are deep and meaningful in life. This humble yet exquisite heron draws out that hidden, ethereal layer of things that I search for but rarely find. Thank you, Elly, for your devotion to your art and your ability to send soul-stirring messages through 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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