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magical, collectible, original art for a delightful home

5x5 art block collection

Collectible 5×5 Art Blocks


We believe in original art. We believe in handcrafted high quality. We believe in sustainability. We believe your walls should be delightful and full of whimsy. We believe in magic.

Our creations tell a story on all sides: the front is original artwork by Michelle. The sides and backs are covered in salvaged library book pages. The wood itself? It’s salvaged too, so every piece is beautiful for your walls and beautiful for the earth.

Start a collection for your walls or for someone you love today!


Featured Products

  • Hidden Moon Art Block

    Hidden Moon

  • Float On Notecards

    Set of Ten “Float On” Notecards + Envelopes

  • Night Star Ornament

    Night Star Ornament

  • 2022 Art Calendar

    2022 Art Calendar


Inside the Studio

 Our hands touch each piece we make countless times: we take pride in the handmade process and our exquisite attention to detail. We use only the highest quality archival prints, non-toxic sealant, and durable salvaged wood, so each piece is (hand)made to last.

mkc photography is an eco-friendly, hand-made gift & home decor company that creates gorgeous art and wares using salvaged wood, paper from damaged library books, and original art by Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes. Customers love to purchase our artwork both for themselves and for gifts because they know each piece gives new life to otherwise discarded materials. We’ve been making beautiful things by hand in our Philadelphia-area studio since 2009.

Michelle Ciarlo Hayes Studio Dog

MKC Photography Events

December 3, 2021: First Friday at the Cherry Street Pier

Well hello, December! MKC Photography is so excited to be joining a talented crew of artists and artisans at the Cherry Street Pier on Friday, December 3rd from 4-9 p.m.! Click here to learn more about all the events planned for this December First Friday, and please...

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November 20-21, 2021: Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar

Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar November 20th and 21st, 11am – 5pm The Event Center at Rivers Casino 1001 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125 Masks Required $3 door fee from 11-3 each day ($2 from 3-4pm, Free the last hour) Children under 12 get in FREE FREE Parking...

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