The First Crusade

Title: The First Crusade
Date Creation: 1986
Location: 6801 Gaylord – Interior Texas Sculpture Garden

“My philosophy as it is expressed in my sculpture is about the timeless rhythms of life. The conveyance of feeling through form is my primary goal. The First Crusade is an abstract narrative relating the story of heroic travel in a foreign land or state of mind. It’s about journey – traveling-interacting-moving on. The colors are inspired by North African light and architecture.” - Frances Bagley, Artist

About the Artist:

Frances Bagley lives and works in Dallas, Texas. She received a B.F.A. and a M.A. from Arizona State University in Tempe. She also has a sculpture from North Texas University in Denton. She has taught at many of the area’s community colleges and universities.

Ms. Bagley has shown her work throughout Texas and the U.S. Recent national exhibitions include New York, North Carolina, Illinois, New Jersey, and in Texas, Houston, Arlington, New Braunfels, Austin, Irving, and San Antonio. She was the first supervising artist for Dallas Area Transit system’s public art program. Her work is in numerous public and private collections. Ms. Bagley received an artist grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and the prestigious Legend Award from Dallas Visual Art Center.