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
(2802)

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Note from shop owner Hello hello! The shop will be closed until September 1st.
Stay in touch via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaterclouds/
Hope you are enjoying the sun!
~Elly

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 26, 2016

Hello hello! The shop will be closed until September 1st.
Stay in touch via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaterclouds/
Hope you are enjoying the sun!
~Elly

Elly MacKay

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5 out of 5 stars
(2802)
Carrie Andersen

Carrie Andersen on Aug 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Elly MacKay has become my go-to artist for gifts of celebration. This was for the newly adopted baby girl of my cousin. They fought a hard battle getting to her and I like to think she fought a hard battle getting to them. I thought the image was perfect. Coincidentally, the new baby is named Elli :)

Carrie Andersen

Carrie Andersen on Aug 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Elly MacKay has become my go-to artist for gifts of celebration. This was for the new baby of my friend the train enthusiast. It's gorgeous, as is everything she does.

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.

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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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