Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Paper Surprises in Edinburgh

This story takes place in Scotland, but has nothing to do with migration of any sort. On the other hand, it is too good not to share.

Apparently, unbeknownst to most of the world, a talented artist bestowed ten works of art upon various institutions in Edinburgh - anonymously. These works of art were beautifully crafted sculptures made of paper which referenced the poet Edward Morgan and authors Ian Rankin and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Each tag said, "This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas..."

To see pictures and read more details of the mystery, read this NPR story Who Left a Tree then a Coffin from October 31st and then an update, The Library Phantom Returns from November 30th. Another good place to learn about the Library Phantom is at This is Central Station, Mysterious Paper Sculptures which has an Edinburgh point of view and many more photos.

I hope these tiny works of art make you smile.

with thanks to Alaric Hall


Anne said...

They certainly did make me smile, they are exquisite and mysterious. What an enchanting story. Thanks for sharing it.

Jo said...

Fantastic, aren't they. I live in Edinburgh and only recently found out about them :-) Jo


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