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The Scots beuk sculptures ur a group o sculptures that were placet in Scotland in order tae be "fand" atween 2011 an 2013. The sculptures ur on topics maistly anent Scots leeteratur an poetry, an ur makit fae auld beuks bi an unkenned female sculptor.

The stairtin group o sculptures wis 10 sculptures that war left at sindry cultural pairts in Embro, Scotland, atween Mairch an November 2011, as gifts tae the cultural institutions an fowk o the city.[1] The sculptures came wi gift labels that rooset leeteracy an the luve o wirds an argied conter leebrary an ither airts fond cuts. An eleivent sculpture wis gied tae writer Ian Rankin, whase wirk wis weel-forrit in mony o the ither sculptures. The ten Embro sculptures wur tourt athort Scotland in a shawin in late 2012.[2]

The sculptor wis contractit tae mak ainither five sculptures tae be dernt in secrit pairts athort Scotland as pairt o Book Week Scotland, that stairted in November 2012. In December 2012, the sculptor gied ainither gift sculpture tae the Scottish Poetry Library, wha haed awreidy gotten twa o her earlier wirks.

2011 Enbro sculptures[eedit | eedit soorce]

Furst sculpture[eedit | eedit soorce]

The furst sculpture wis fand oan Tysday 11 Mairch 2011, left oan a table in the Scottish Poetry Library.[3] It featurt a tree staundin oan an auld beuk. At the base o the tree wis an egg, braken in hauf an the inner lined wi gowd formin wirds fae the poem "A Trace of Wings" bi Edwin Morgan.[4] It haed a tag backin tae @byleaveswelive, the name o the leebrarie's Twitter accoont readin "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?)".[4] It wis gien the name "poetree" bi the leebrarie staff.[3]

Seicont sculpture[eedit | eedit soorce]

The seicont sculpture wis fand in late Juin 2011[4] at the National Library of Scotland, a "delicately crafted"[1] gramophone an a deidbox creatit fae a copy o Ian Rankin's novelle Exit Music.[4] The note wi it read "For @natlibscot – A gift in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. (& against their exit)".[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b MacLeod, Michael (1 December 2011). "Edinburgh book sculptures turn the page". The Guardian (in Inglis). Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  2. Marsack, Robyn (31 Julie 2012). "Edinburgh's mysterious book sculptures go on tour". The Guardian (in Inglis). Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  3. a b MacLeod, Michael (3 Mairch 2011). "Mystery 'poetree' is a symbol of library love Anonymous reader leaves a delicate gift to the Scottish Poetry Library". The Guardian (in Inglis). Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  4. a b c d e Scott, Chris (27 Februar 2012). "Mysterious paper sculptures". thisiscentralstation.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 16 December 2012.