Earlier this year, staff at the Scottish Poetry Library came across something odd on one of their tables: a tree, carved from book and paper, and with a short, anonymous note addressed to the Library’s twitter handle @byleaveswelive:
“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?)”
Since that time, more ‘book sculptures’ have turned up in the same way at the National Library of Scotland, the Filmhouse, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, the Central Lending Library, as well as two more during the recent Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Go see the other anonymous gifts!….at…
It was me. I made them.
More book art for your lovely saturday….
Speaking of books, have you read
It was a darling book, very endearing, and unfortunately, historically accurate.
I saw the movie on Thursday evening and cried and cried.
The actors fit the characters perfectly.
I was especially caught up in the set decorations as well. I tend to be overly in-tune with the backgrounds, but this movie was like hanging out in the homes of my friends’ grandparents.
The furniture, wallpaper, kitchen cabinets were so historically accurate.
In the scene when Skeeter is napping in her room, and her mother comes running in to tell her that a gentleman in waiting for her at the door, I notice this on her bedroom wall …
(I found this photo on Ebay)
I have this same piece (in a much cuter frame). It’s an art deco print by MaryGold that I got from my girlfriend, Dora. Isn’t it sweet? Anyhow, as you will (hopefully) see, the movie will bring back tons of memories just with the weird 50’s furniture alone.