theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 7550 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 7550 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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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

Big Bay
US$20.99
Shadow Play
US$20.99
Miriam's Dollhouse
US$20.99
Triptych Little by Little
US$47.42
Between Tides
US$34.98
Edge of the Water - photographic print LARGE
US$36.54
The Weather Minders
US$20.99
Morning in Maine
US$41.98
Sea Song
US$20.99
They delayed the workings of the day... LARGE
US$34.98
Flight
US$20.99
He began to count
US$20.99
In his world, he was King...
US$20.99
From the train window
US$18.66
Mountains in the Sea 16 x20 or 40x50 cm
US$68.41
Hello World
US$20.99
From the train window 16x20
US$68.41
The Inlet 16x20
US$68.41
What awaits at the station... - 16x20
US$68.41
On the back of a tiger... 16x20
US$68.41
When she held her child... 16 x 20
US$68.41
Leaves on the Lake
US$20.99
Collecting Kindling - From the Grimm Series
US$20.99
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mariasdaisies

mariasdaisies on Sep 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

GORGEOUS as always, this print is now framed in an old barn wood frame, like the others I have collected from you, and they look FABULOUS in my beach apartment . Fantastic work!

Jessica Katz

Jessica Katz on Sep 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It's beautiful, thanks so much.

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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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