this article today about these fantastical paper sculptures that have been mysteriously appearing in various literary and artistic institutes around Edinburgh.
This "PoeTree" was left on a table in the Scottish Poetry Library in March.
In June the National Library of Scotland found this paper sculpture of a gramophone and a coffin, carved out of a copy of Ian Rankin's Exit Music
And then this amazing paper sculpter of a cinema and its audience was found later in June at the Edinburgh Filmhouse.
It includes a teabag filled with cut out letters, on the tag of which are the words "by leaves we live". The cup on the top has a swirl of words which read " Nothing beats a nice cup of tea (or coffee) and a really good BOOK", and on the 'tray' next to the cupcake it says "except maybe a cake as well".
The second sculpture was carved out of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg, which, like nearly all the other sculptures, has a connection to Scottish author Ian Rankin
These sculptures, and their mysterious appearance around Edinburgh, just seem so magical. And it's such a wonderful way for someone to express their appreciation to those institutes that help support art and literature. I'd love to get the chance to see these paper sculptures myself some day.