Spearheaded by sculptor Bryan Moore, The H.P. Lovecraft Bronze Bust Project is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the famous author’s literary legacy. Lovecraft’s cosmic imagination has influenced every region of pop culture including video games, comic books, music and film. After years of hard work, The H.P. Lovecraft Bronze Bust Project has finally secured a location for a life size bronze tribute to Lovecraft at the Providence Athenaeum Library (founded in 1753) and we are looking to his fans and the public to raise the funds needed to place the bust there as a gift of public work on August 22nd, 2013. Please back our project and help give the Dark Prince of Providence the bronze monument he so rightfully deserves.
It has been for four days, actually, but before we got a chance to tell you about it (and the 5 signed/numbered copies of Cthulhurotica we donated as a reward tier) it had already made it’s initial goal. Plus, the copies of Cthulhurotica were one of the first things to be sold out.
We couldn’t have that, so we donated 5 more.
We’re the first to admit that Lovecraft’s work is problematic–the whole inspiration for our anthology was to take his world and do something with it that didn’t exclude all the bits we love. But the undeniable truth is that Lovecraft is inspirational, and this project not only gives thanks to the man for getting a lot of us started, it also brings the community together to create a work of art. Please note that we’re not affiliated with the project in any way (outside of donating books). However, we do support it, and would like you to as well.
The H.P. Lovecraft Bronze Bust Project has stretch goals that allow the sculpture to buy a better pedestal and pay for a higher quality of bronzing, which will help the bust last longer. If we’re going to do this (and we certainly are), let’s do it right.
Click on the link to read more about the people behind it (who also make the award sculptures for the HPL Film Festival), the library where the bust will be installed, and to pledge:
You can also follow the project on Facebook to get regular updates.