“The Delightful Fantasy Flowers”
Glory Hartsfield, a multimedia artist, initially explored her passion for metalwork during her time at South Plains College from 2007 to 2010, specializing in Jewelry/Metalsmithing. However, her priorities shifted when she became a mother in 2010, causing a temporary hiatus in her artistic pursuits.
From 2013 to 2016, Glory completed her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at Midwestern State University, focusing on Sculpture as her major and Metalsmithing as her minor. In 2017, her professional journey in public art began as she assisted Patrick Marold Studios in installing “Contrails” at Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas. Since 2016, Glory has actively built and exhibited her own sculptures, alongside creating jewelry, all while navigating and conquering various external and internal challenges.
For the Lubbock Arts Festival, Glory has created four sculptures called “Delightful Fantasy Flowers.” Each flower measures over 13′ tall and has bright, colorful petals and multiple heads and stems. According to the artist, “The ‘Delightful Fantasy Flowers’ are made of steel and imagination, brightly painted to bring joy and wonder to everyone who sees them. Their shapes are reminiscent of flowers found in nature, but these flowers are alien to the planet, with their origins only found in dreams.”
Following their showcase at the Arts Festival, these sculptures will be “planted” on concrete pads at various major highway intersections in Lubbock as part of the Public Display of Art (PDA) project by the Lubbock Arts Alliance. These “Fantasy Flowers” will grace the cityscape for the next two years.
This exhibit is made possible by the Sessions Family Foundation. This project made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc.
Viewing of the artwork is included with general admission.
Lubbock Arts Festival
April 13-14, 2024
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, Texas 79401
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.