In this revealing post, BBC Scotland’s arts correspondent Pauline McLean conducts an interview with the anonymous artist who has been leaving delicate paper sculptures made from old books at locations in Edinburgh and around Scotland for more than three years.
In the interview, conducted via email to maintain her anonymity, the mystery book sculptor talks about her motivation for creating the sculptures, why she chooses the locations where she places them, and why she still remains anonymous.
But the real treat in this piece are the photos of the actual works themselves. Prepare to be amazed!
(The source of ATG Quirkies is John Riley of Gabriel Books)
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.