The Bethlehem Area Public Library portrait of H. D. needs our help

(22nd in a series of posts on H.D.)

Finding H.D.:
A Community Exploration of the Life and Work of Hilda Doolittle

Bethlehem-born writer Hilda Doolittle — H. D. —  (1886-1961) is
the “Lehigh Valley’s most important literary figure.”

hildadoolittleh.d.

A few days ago Gadfly reported that Moravian College’s Angela Fraleigh was commissioned to do the portrait of H. D. that will hang in the Bethlehem Area Public Library, literally on the spot where she lived as a child.

“Not only is H.D.’s poetry evocative and mesmerizing,” says Fraleigh, “but her work aligns with my own interests, as she helps reconstruct a mythic past for women. It’s an honor to receive this commission.”

Fraleigh is a distinguished artist — take a look at her work here.

And see her talk about her work here: “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Angela Fraleigh”

Fraleigh_ Where the Bones of Us

Where the Bones of us Hunger for Nothing
Angela Fraleigh 2014

The H. D. portrait will be a museum-quality work of art by a professional painter.

As Gadfly writes, the library has raised $515 of the $3000 goal.

Gadfly is in — how about you?

Go to http://www.bapl.org/hd/ for information on how to donate either by check or online.

“Writing. Love is writing.”

Finding H.D.:
A Community Exploration of the Life and Work of Hilda Doolittle

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