Monday, 12 September 2011

Paper Sculptures

I've just clicked a link over on FOLKSY and due to being socially out of the loop (not on twitter or facebook) I've missed out on this fabulous article that has been circulating around. Perhaps you live in an exotic foreign place or out of the loop too and you've also missed it.

Anyway.... Last March a sculpture carved from paper and mounted on a book appeared in the Scottish Poetry  library. It had a tag addressed to @byleaveswelive - the library's Twitter account - reading:

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?)

Mysterious paper sculptures
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.

The mysterious paper tree

Recently a lot more have appeared. I love the tea cup, amazing feats of engineering.
This link is to the original blog and lots of other articles written by very important newspapers on the subject. I can't compete so please go and have a look. They are amazing, they blew my mind.I can just about make a folded and cut Christmas snowflake out of paper.


  1. I found this link on Folksy too. The workmanship is stunning!

  2. Hi, I'm popping back and responding to your comment over at reminded me of your post AND some other mentions of these lovely things that I'd seen and forgotten! They are pretty amazing aren't they! I'm in awe...