theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada · 7918 Sales

theaterclouds

Photographic prints by Elly MacKay

Owen Sound, Canada 7918 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!

Announcement

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

Dear old world...
$46.39
All through the winter
$20.53
Counting the Days
$35.74
Morning in Maine
$41.06
The Weather Minders 16x20
$66.92
The Wave 12x16
$35.74
Miriam's Dollhouse
$20.53
Endless Everchanging Clouds
$35.74
Side by side...
$18.25
When she held her child... 16 x 20
$66.92
The Inlet
$20.53
Flight
$20.53
Catch - print by Elly MacKay
$20.53
Tower Hill
$20.53
The Navigators - 16x20 print by Elly MacKay
$66.92
Rocket to the Moon
$35.74
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mcfradette

mcfradette on Apr 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Kristen Crawford

Kristen Crawford on Apr 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's simply amazing! So striking. I don't know how she does it, but i'm in love with this print. I love the little whale he just ads a youthful inspired touch.

Taylor de Sa

Taylor de Sa on Apr 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Even more beautiful in person. Lovely seller. Fast shipping! Thank you so much

Taylor de Sa

Taylor de Sa on Apr 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Even more beautiful in person. Lovely seller. Fast shipping! Thank you 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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  • Elly MacKay

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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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