In 2011, ten exquisite sculptures made from books mysteriously appeared at libraries and cultural institutions across Edinburgh. The first and last were found here at the Scottish Poetry Library, and also a final gift at the end of 2012. The sculptures came with a simple message: ‘in support of books, libraries, words, ideas’. To this day, no one knows how they arrived, and the identity of the sculptor remains anonymous, but their story has traveled all over the world.
The artist’s note ‘… a library is so much more than a building full of books… a book is so much more than pages full of words.…in support of libraries, books, words, ideas…’ forms a refrain running through the all of the works, both celebration and call to action.
See all sculptures and find out more about this unusual mystery on the Scottish Poetry Library’s website.
I enjoyed this one so much I shared the link on my Facebook page. And so I will continue to explore your work after I accomplish some things today. I’m happy to have stumbled onto your blog.
Yay! Thank you so much, Lisa 😀
Thank you, Mary 🙂
That’s an interesting collection of sculptures. I’ve never seen anything like it before. Thanks for sharing, Nicholas. 🙂 — Suzanne
Very intriguing, aren’t they? My suspicion is that they were made by a student of the nearby art college. I’ve been to their end-of-the-year shows, and some pieces are just brilliant!
What an unusual exhibition. Shame that Edinburgh is so far from here.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank God for the Internet, then 🙂
So… Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster AND a mystery paper sculptor… cool!
Lol – quite so 😀
Very cool. Wasn’t aware that they showed up out of nowhere. Thought people had an idea on how they arrived.
That’s the beauty of it, isn’t it? 🙂
Very true. 🙂