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 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: College of Visual Arts + Design Archival Project
The Big Heat

The Big Heat

Date: 1984
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: The black and white painting depicts a version of a famous scene in the movie The Big Heat from 1953 directed by Fritz Lang and starring Glenn Ford. The brushstrokes are loose. One man holds a gun on a second wounded man. The man in the right foreground reaches out to the man in the center who leans against the wall.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel

Date: 1989
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: This large colorful painting depicts the brothers, Cain and Abel, from the Book of Genesis in the Bible. The story of these brothers is also found in the Quran. The painting consists of many bright colors in flat fields with black lines and outlines. The shepherd brother is in the background herding sheep and in the foreground is the second brother holding a large club and peering over his left shoulder.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
The Color of Money

The Color of Money

Date: 1986
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: In this horizontally oriented painting, two men, in the foreground, are recognizable depictions of Paul Newman and Tom Cruise from the movie titled The Color of Money. In the background, a car and a woman are seen on the right side of the picture. The older man has his arm around the shoulder of the younger man and is holding a roll of money in front of the face of the younger man. The background is a light bright green color. The young man wears a pink and purple plaid shirt and blue jacket. The older man wears a green coat and has gray hair.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Elvis / Blue Boy Still Life

Elvis / Blue Boy Still Life

Date: 1981
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: This large, mostly black and white painting, depicts a scene of a bar fight from one of Elvis Presley's movies and a reproduction of the famous painting, Blue Boy, by Thomas Gainsborough is superimposed. In front of the painting is a wooden table holding an apple, a pear and a pitcher, not unlike a Paul Cezanne still life.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Jesus and Disciples in a Storm

Jesus and Disciples in a Storm

Date: 1988
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: The oil painting represents the Bible story in which Jesus is sleeping in a boat when a storm arises and his disciples wake him and he calms the storm. This colorful oil painting depicts the moment Jesus is awakened. The colors are bright and flat with black outlines.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Date: 1982
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: In this black and white painting are depicted three men. The two main figures wear cowboy hats and the figure on the right side of the painting also sports a sheriff's badge in the shape of a star. The brushstrokes are loose and expressive. The men appear to be having a dialogue.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Brooch

Brooch

Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The silver and copper brooch is a triangular shape with a triangular shaped opening inside which is a coiled piece of metal with a second coil on one of the corners of the brooch. The surface is shiny and smooth.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Chitter Chatter, It's Girls' Night Out: Seven Years Series

Chitter Chatter, It's Girls' Night Out: Seven Years Series

Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The collage consists of purples, yellows, reds, and blue-green. A large black and yellow checkerboard pattern predominates the right half of the piece. The background is purple with some vertical poles in a blue turquoise color. Some long pink shapes encircle the checkerboard area and divide the composition.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Do Ya Wanna Dance?

Do Ya Wanna Dance?

Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The foreground is pink and the sky a darker pinkish red. In the foreground is a green table like form and leading to it is a pink and purple striped pathway leading from a blue platform. A yellow and orange cordial glass appears to be dancing with a purple cordial glass. These forms can be seen in this artist's three-dimensional works. Here the glasses appear particularly active. Three green cordial glass shapes are placed on the blue platform and one on the striped walkway. Several small geometric shapes float in the upper right portion of the artwork.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Earrings

Earrings

Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The earrings consist of domed circular shapes with a circular opening through which is a coiled piece of copper.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
It's Not Always Black and White

It's Not Always Black and White

Date: 1988
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The geometric black, white and gray collage appears to depict a person afloat in the middle of a body of water. However, a shape like this artist has used before for a cordial glass sits atop a set of three steps in the foreground and receding into the distance are planks ranging from white to black. There are some cutouts in the platform that appear to be traps for the seated figure.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
It's Not Always Black and White

It's Not Always Black and White

Date: 1988
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: A two-part shape that resembles this artist's three-dimensional cordial glasses stands in an interior into the floor of which is a rectangular cut out. Into this recess in the floor falls two small triangular shapes. Two windows are on the walls of the interior while a square shape is cut out of the ceiling. The artwork is made up of white, purplish grays and black.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Let's Spend Some Time Together, Number 2

Let's Spend Some Time Together, Number 2

Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: This collage features extreme perspective with the piers in yellow and orange moving from the center foreground straight to the horizon line depicted by the blue background meeting the black sky. In the left background area are several green geometric shapes that resemble buildings. A pink orb with a hole in the center floats in the left sky area while a purple one floats in the right hand portion of the sky area. Piercing each of these is a long hollow spear that spills tiny black, blue, white, gray and green circles into the foreground.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Life's Cycle

Life's Cycle

Date: 1985
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The artwork depicts a partial circle of geometric shapes through which float some small oval shapes which float out of two vertical white containers. The ground of the piece is a gradation of pale blue to a darker blue at the top edge.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Life's Cycle

Life's Cycle

Date: 1986
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The textured artwork consists of pinks and blues predominately. Geometric shapes float on a blue woven background. Making a circular arc, partially seen, are some wedge shapes with pink tops and turquoise sides. At the far left are two cylindrical pink and purple shapes. Floating among the larger shapes are many small open ovals and open chevron shapes.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Liqueur

Liqueur

Date: 1986
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The cordial glass consists of two pieces which are similar in form. The ebony base holds the sterling silver vessel portion. At the top and bottom of the piece are similar thin silver bands.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Liqueurs

Liqueurs

Date: 1986
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: These two cordial glasses are designed in the shape of an angular animal's horn or cornucopia, one piece in wood acts as the stand and the smaller one in metal acts as the drinking vessel portion.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Only Time Will Tell

Only Time Will Tell

Date: 1985~
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The blue and black horizontally woven background supports geometric structural type shapes that move through the space. A long purple shape pierces a pink triangular shape in the upper right portion of the work. The piece has the illusion of much depth and metal surfaces.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Only Time Will Tell, Number 5

Only Time Will Tell, Number 5

Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: This collage appears to depict a pier upon which sit several geometric shapes in reds, blues, pinks and oranges. Also depicted is an orange and yellow spear piercing a triangular orange shape.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Roll

Roll

Date: 1987~
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The brooch consists of a triangular shape with a triangular shaped opening through which a coiled piece of copper twists and emerges and wraps the triangulalr piece.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
The Separation

The Separation

Date: 1985~
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The screen print on fabric depicts in a range of blues and some pinks, stairs, blocks, bridges moving through space. Some small triangular shapes float in the upper half of the work.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Square Earrings

Square Earrings

Date: 1986
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: The silver earrings consist of mangled square shapes pierced with open rectangular shapes. Moving through the rectangular openings as well as the silver squares are copper wires.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Sun: Studio 321

Sun: Studio 321

Date: 1985~
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Description: This two-panel woven artwork depicts several gold angular spear shapes that jut downward vertically and break apart in two pieces. Weaving through and around the gold and orange vertical spears are two long two-toned ribbons. The background is purple with a few light blue streaks.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
86-3

86-3

Date: 1986
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: Dark background with many small geometric shapes, lines and dots in bright colors evenly spaced around the canvas over a structured linear pattern.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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