He's honored horror literature's past with incredibly detailed bronze busts of Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, and Edgar Allan Poe, and now artist Bryan Moore is paying tribute to Frankenstein author Mary Shelley with an amazing life-size bronze bust that needs your support in the final stages of creation.
Set to be unveiled at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA on August 30th (the birthday of the beloved Frankenstein author), the Mary Shelley life-size bronze bust is in the final stages of creation, but those final stages come with a hefty price tag at the bronze foundry, so Moore has launched a GoFundMe project to raise $16,000 to "mold, cast, finish and fire the patina on the bust itself."
To learn more about supporting Moore's amazing work, visit the project's official GoFundMe page, and read on for additional details and a video from the ambitious artist.
"To celebrate the 200th publication anniversary of the legendary novel "Frankenstein", we're donating a life size, bronze bust of Mary Shelley to the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA on August 30, 2018!!!!
While I've donated the last six months of my time sculpting Mary, I can't get her across the finish line without your help to pay for the considerable costs at the bronze foundry to mold, cast, finish and fire the patina on the bust itself.
Mary Shelley is the second of three busts that MoPOP has graciously agreed to accept in my horror author bronze bust series; "Dracula" author Bram Stoker was unveiled in October, 2017, Mary Shelley will be installed on her birthday on August 30, 2018 and Rod Serling will be unveiled in 2019 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of "The Twilight Zone". As you'll see in the video, I've also sculpted and donated bronze busts of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.
It's my sincere hope that you approve of my humble efforts to immortalize Mary Shelley and her trailblazing work in creating one of literature's most enduring tales of science gone awry, blasphemy and the horrifying Frankenstein's Monster. As there are no photographs of Mary Shelley, I've based my sculpture on the two known portraits created of her during her lifetime; the famous Richard Rothwell painting of 1840 and the Camillo Pistrucci bust of 1843.
So, let's all celebrate the godmother of horror fiction as we give Mary Shelley her long overdue tribute to inspire the next generation of authors to follow in her pioneering footsteps!!!"