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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mysterious Paper Sculptures

For some months now, mysterious paper sculptures such as the one below have been appearing in libraries around Edinburgh, bearing gifts tags with greetings such as "A gift in support of libraries, books, works, ideas..... Once upon a time there was a book and in the book was a nest and in the nest was an egg and in the egg was a dragon and in the dragon was a story....." (That specific tag accompanied a sculpture of a dragon hatching out of an egg, the whole thing made out of an Ian Rankin novel.) All the sculptures come with notes indicating a gratefulness to libraries, book festivals, and all organizations that support literature.

Mysterious paper sculptures at the Book Festival

To see all of the sculptures discovered thus far, visit this article at This Central Station. As of yet, the creator of all these intricate paper inventions has not yet been identified. Isn't it lovely to imagine someone at work in their own private space making these unique gifts?

What a wonderful way to celebrate the libraries that make reading accessible to all of us. (See the "poetree" below.)

The mysterious paper tree

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