Posted by baykiddead August 14, 2012

Mind=Blown. That's what I should have titled this post. At first these look like delicate, quaint even, and delightful illustrations. And then you notice that they aren't simply delightful, that they're quite stunning, beautiful. Now you might realize that you're in the image, that there's a depth to the ethereal DNA of these scenes that enables you to explore them more fully, and it's then that you realize, these aren't drawings, or some watercolors, that these dreams created by Elly MacKay are real.

Each of her pieces are built layer upon layer with various papers within a theater set that allows for technical lighting set-ups. With the addition of parchment and tissue papers, MacKay is able to achieve stunning detail and depth at the same time, qualities that wonderfully highlight the imaginative scenes she's able to conjure. The art work manifests itself as archival photographic prints that she sells on her Etsy shop, all very reasonably priced.


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