Special display of mystery artist's paper sculptures

Paper sculpture based on 'Peter Pan' book
'Peter Pan' paper sculpture.

Paper 'book' sculptures created by a mystery artist are being brought together for display as part of Book Week Scotland (25-30 November).

The five intricate sculptures first appeared during last year's book week. This year at the National Library of Scotland they will join a sculpture inspired by Iain Rankin's novel 'Exit music', which the unknown artist left at the Library in 2011.

The Book Week Scotland sculptures are based on famous Scottish works, and were discovered in various locations around Scotland:

  • 'Lanark' by Alasdair Gray, found in the Glasgow School of Art Library
  • 'Tam O'Shanter' by Robert Burns, found in the Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway
  • Compton Mackenzie's 'Whisky galore', found in the Am Politician pub on the island of Eriskay
  • 'Exit music' book paper scultpture
    'Exit music' paper sculpture.
    'Peter Pan' by J M Barrie, found at the writer's birthplace in Kirriemuir
  • Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' found at the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick.

Visitors to NLS will see these beautiful works of art displayed with rare editions of the books which inspired them. 

The sculptures are expected to stay on show at the Library until November 2014.

Read more in our paper sculptures press release


22 November 2013

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