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Mysterious paper sculptures « Central Station

Mysterious paper sculptures « Central Station
Those of you who don’t keep up with Edinburgh’s literary world through Twitter may have missed the recent spate of mysterious paper sculptures appearing around the city. Guardian article, 3rd March 2011. One day in March, staff at the Scottish Poetry Library came across a wonderful creation, left anonymously on a table in the library. It started with your name @byleaveswelive and became a tree.… … We know that a library is so much more than a building full of books… a book is so much more than pages full of words.… This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. a gesture (poetic maybe?) Next to the ‘poetree’ sat a paper egg lined with gold and a scatter of words which, when put together, make “A Trace of Wings” by Edwin Morgan. Nobody knew where it came from, nor was anyone forthcoming with information in person or online, despite a fair amount of local news coverage. For @natlibscot – A gift in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. (& against their exit) The tag? Related:  Edinburgh Sculpture & Statues

FourthEye Photography - Statues of Edinburgh View statues on a mapBuy prints © 2011 FourthEye Photography Whodunit with the paperknife in the library? - News IT IS the mysterious case of the paper sculptures that would have even veteran detective John Rebus struggling for answers. But after extensive investigation, a shortlist of suspects believed to be responsible for leaving three anonymous works of art linked to the writings of Ian Rankin at public institutions in Edinburgh has emerged. Those fingered as possible culprits include a Danish paper artist, an Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) lecturer and an illustrator from the city. Outsiders are a Banksy-style French street artist and a London-based miniaturist. The tiny works of art have caused a sensation in the city since the first one appeared at the Scottish Poetry Library in March. Another was left at the box office of the Edinburgh Filmhouse and showed a tiny version of the author himself in the cinema enjoying a pint of his favourite tipple, Deuchars, while tiny horses leapt out from the screen. Demarco was enchanted by the sculptures.

books Assembled from hundreds of cutout plants and animals from repurposed textbooks, artist Andrea Mastrovito created a striking installation where a colony of bats clings to the ceiling, a flight butterflies swarm the gallery walls, and all matter of insects, mamammals and plants intermingle across the floor. The sprawling artwork spans the realms of collage, diorama and trompe-l’œil and was inspired in part by H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Island of Doctor Moreau. His starting points for this site-specific work are the two most common forms of home recreation—books and television. You can see much more of Mastrovito’s work over on his website.

rObfOs: Daniel Lai - Kenjio Art Studio (altered book art) Above images are works by altered book artist Daniel Lai. You can find a little bit more about him here: ROYAL-MILE.COM THE ROYAL MILE SHOPS, RESTAURANTS, PUBS & CLUBS, TOURS ACCOMMODATION, BUSINESSESS and SERVICES ON THE ROYAL MILE Who Left A Tree, Then A Coffin In The Library? : Krulwich Wonders... Update: The Library Phantom Returns! See Part 2 of the mystery. It started suddenly. Without warning. Last spring, Julie Johnstone, a librarian at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, was wandering through a reading room when she saw, sitting alone on a random table, a little tree. It was made of twisted paper and was mounted on a book. Gorgeously crafted, it came with a gold-leafed eggshell broken in two, each half filled with little strips of paper with phrases on them. What was this? "This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas..." said a note, addressed to the Library by its twitter name "@ByLeavesWeLive". Then, it happened again This time, a coffin, topped by a large gramophone showed up suddenly at The National Library of Scotland. Once again, a note said, "A gift in support of libraries, books, words, ideas...(& against their exit)." Next came a movie theater, one of Edinburgh's local art film houses. Was this Rankin's doing? Then, the pace quickened. Mr. So, OK!

SimplyNoise - The Best Free White Noise Generator on the Internet. Don’t try this at home You think that books are just for reading? It turns out that many people think different. Georgia Russell is from Scotland. She uses scalpel instead of a brush or a pen. Her creations look like some fairy-tale creatures. Absolutely unique artist! Abelardo Morell is many times awarded Cuban artist. Another book loving artist is Cara Borer. Robert The makes freaky book installations and sculptures. Book of lights is both a book and a lamp. Olafur Eliasson made a hand bound book with 454 laser cut leaves. More Book art: More posts about book carving

File:Royal Scots Greys Memorial, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.JPG Mark Jenkins // Street Installations Kristiansand, Norway London, England Montreal, Canada Cologne, Germany Besançon Rome Rio de Janeiro Tudela London Dublin Moscow Winston-Salem Seoul Royan Bordeaux Puerto del Rosario Barcelona Malmö Washington DC Washington, DC High-tech, Internet, Photo, Applications en ligne, musique Scots American War Memorial Coordinates: The Scots American War Memorial or Scottish American War Memorial is in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. It was called "The Call 1914", and it was erected in 1927 and shows a kilted infrantyman looking towards Castle Rock. Behind the main statue is a frieze showing queues of men answering the call by following a kilted pipe band. The memorial was given by Scottish-Americans to honour Scots who had served in the first World War. History[edit] The memorial was paid for by The Scottish - American War Memorial Committee[1] representing Scottish-Americans as a tribute to the bravery of Scottish troops during World War I. When R Tait McKenzie died he hoped to have his heart buried beneath this memorial, and this presumably either because he considered this his best work or also perhaps on account of a belief in its general significance in relation to First World War memorials in general and in particular perhaps the directly related Scottish National War Memorial.[4]