Looking to spruce up both my actual and virtual homes, I was cruising through sally harless’ blog late one night. In her post, ‘things i am obsessed with‘, sally pointed out some work by elly mackay [website, blog]. I thought elly’s work was awesome, and purchased two pictures for my house (right).
elly kindly gave me permission to share her work on my site. So, if you see a new or unfamiliar image in my header above, relax and enjoy. If you like it, do check out elly’s website.
Her work/process is super cool. In brief, she cuts out small pieces of plastic paper, and then she colors, bends, and arranges them into amazing images. Next, she puts them in a small ‘theater’ to hold all of the paper together, and takes pictures of her work under differing light conditions, giving the similar creations very different feels (Compare the lively, springtime picture below, to the warm, autumnal image above).
Thanks elly mackay
Here’s a picture of elly setting up the theater (super cool)