Wednesday, July 20, 2011

An Enigmatic Book Artist

Someone has been showing off their cutting skills in Edinburgh, Scotland. Anonymous altered books have been popping up in the city, all at book friendly locations, including the National Library of Scotland. All the altered books conceived are from mystery writer Ian Rankin's books & often contains a note. The note juxtaposed with the sculptor containing a dragon in an egg says, "Once upon a time there was a book & in the book was a nest & in the nest was an egg & in the egg was a dragon & in the dragon was a story." There have been numerous speculations as to the identity of the Bansky-esque culprit, ranging from graduate students to installation artists to book artists, but no one has came forward & sometimes, it's better that way.

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