This is making the rounds on a few blogs and I thought I'd share it here in case any of you missed it.
First there was a tree, a "poetree" sculpture made of paper, left in a Scottish library.
It had a cryptic note and a poem in pieces hidden inside a golden egg.
Then, there was a coffin topped by a gramophone.
This was followed by an Edinburgh movie theatre, a dragon in an egg, a teacup...
The shredded paper sculptures were mostly, but not exclusively, made from Ian Rankin's books.
Were they from him, some sort of publicity stunt? Apparently not.
They came with the note:
"This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas..." and the tag @ByLeavesWeLive
Who was creating these marvelous pieces and sneaking them into libraries undetected?
No one knew.
The coolest part of this story?
A former music librarian with the Edinburgh Evening News thought he recognized the artist and had a name. But did the newspaper print the name?
Nope. They took a poll to see if readers wanted to know the answer or did they want it to remain a mystery. The answer was a resounding "keep it a mystery!"
So they did!
Read about it and see the fantastical photos of all the art pieces HERE.