The anonymous artist of Edinburgh

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NPR has a lovely story about a mystery that has captured the interest of the Scots: an anonymous artist who creates incredible, detailed sculptures from paper and leaves them in various cultural spots in Edinburgh. The Scottish Poetry Library received a tree, the National Library received a coffin and gramophone carved out of a single book, an art house movie theater received a miniature film room with its audience staring in surprise at the mounted warriors leaping out of the screen. For nearly a year the gifts have been dropped off without anyone seeing anything.

The story and accompanying photos make a wonderful weekend read, and will give you a warm feeling about your fellow humans. Most of all, I love the ending.

(Photo by chrisdonia)


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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One Response to The anonymous artist of Edinburgh

  1. Inge says:

    Absolutely great story!

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