RLS-athon: the Treasure Island book sculpture
The Treasure Island book sculpture was a special topic at the first RLS-athon that took place on 9 Nov 2015 at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The sculpture on display at the National Library of Scotland.
The exhibit label reads:
Treasure Island by anonymous artist
This book sculpture was inspired by Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenons.
It was one of five book sculptures created in celebration of the first Book Week Scotland was found on the 30th November 2012 at the Scottish Sea Bird Centre by Morag Jones, during a national treasure hunt.
The sculpture from the front. Photograph ©National Library of Scotland
The sculpture from the back. Photograph ©National Library of Scotland
The sculpture from above. Photograph ©National Library of Scotland
The artist's label for the sculpture. Photograph ©National Library of Scotland
The label, assumed to have been written by the artist, reads:
'His stories were what frightened people worst of all. Dreadful stories they were'
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
...Because reading matters ....
[The quotation is from the first chapter of Treasure Island, and refers to "the old sea dog". The second sentence continues "...; about hanging, and walking the plank, and storms at sea, and the Dry Tortugas, and wild deeds and places on the Spanish Main."]