Bram is Busted!
As you may recall, I have reported several times on the Bram Stoker Bronze Bust Project, and have an equal number of times encouraged readers to make a donation to said project. At long last, sculptor Bryan Moore has completed the work, and it looks great! Congratulations and special thanks to everyone who contributed to the project and helped make this a reality.
Says Moore: “On September 29th 2017, Dacre Stoker of the Bram Stoker Estate and I unveiled the long awaited Bram Stoker bronze bust that so many of you wonderful folks helped to create with us with your unwavering support. Senior curator Jacob McMurray of the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA began the ceremony to a standing room only crowd in attendance for the ‘Fashionably Undead- The Art of Horror Film’ festivities in the main hall as he introduced Dacre Stoker and myself. We came onstage with Jacob and spoke briefly about what the project meant to us, having worked so hard on it for two years and, of course, thanked the many project supporters and project team members…As Dacre and I whisked off the black shroud that covered the bronze bust of Bram, the thunderous applause was music to our ears…The bust was then brought down to the Vampire Chapel where it will be displayed alongside images of the actual typescript of Dracula with Bram’s handwritten notes…The foundry has let me know the second bronze bust of Bram is ready for pickup and I’ll make the road trip this week to bring it back for crating and shipping. Our hope is to deliver the bust to Dublin in time for Bram Stoker’s birthday of November 8th, so we’ll keep everyone posted on our progress here.”
The bust looks fantastic, Bryan. Kudos on a job well done.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!