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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: UNT Scholarly Works
[handmade paper bowl]

[handmade paper bowl]

Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The bowl shape constructed of handmade paper is decorated by floating geometric shapes and muted pinks, oranges, blues, grays and browns.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Daybreak

Daybreak

Date: 1985~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontally placed artwork depicts a rectangular frame shape floating in the upper portion of the image. Receding into the distance are parallel horizontal lines created from textured paper in blues and browns. A vertical ladder shape is in the middle ground next to some silhouette gray geometric shapes reminiscent of buildings.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
The Light from a Shoji Window

The Light from a Shoji Window

Date: 1985~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontally arranged artwork depicts a circle in the foreground left corner and window grid type images in the middle and background. A pale gray stair image dominates the central portion of the composition.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]

[frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]

Date: 1986
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The blue sky is filled with wispy clouds, a ladder reaches from the lower edge of the work to the top edge. Two frame shapes reach from the outer edges of the work to the center creating depth. Behind the frames shapes are green wavy canyons.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[detail view of frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]

[detail view of frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]

Date: 1986
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[ribbons floating from window across the river to land]

[ribbons floating from window across the river to land]

Date: 1988~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: A light colored window frame shape, dark inside, on the left side of the work has a pink ribbon shape floating out of it and into the mountainous landscape and water.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[artwork made of handmade paper and screen printed silk]

[artwork made of handmade paper and screen printed silk]

Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The artwork depicts a horizontally situated composition and is reinforced on the left and top sides by a wide gray gradated border. Emerging from the bottom edge is a wide, green curve that recedes into the distance. At the right is an open grid shape and behind that a large pink textured circle. Two small cloud like shapes float in the background.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[handmade paper art]

[handmade paper art]

Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The detail view of the handmade paper piece consists of several floating oval shapes and some colored string moving in a loose horizontally direction. The colors are light and muted from pale pinks to grays and purples.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[handmade paper on silk artwork]

[handmade paper on silk artwork]

Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: This horizontally arranged artwork consists of both geometric and ribbon shapes floating through the space from side to side. Frame shapes move at different angles and are connected by stripes in the background and two reddish ribbons weaving through the geometric shapes.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[handmade paper art]

[handmade paper art]

Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The detail view of the artwork includes some grid shapes floating horizontally on a pale pink background.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[ribbon through the squares and circles]

[ribbon through the squares and circles]

Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: This artwork has a light background and is horizontally oriented. Several rectangular frame shapes float in the space with a large circular form in the center. A long blue ribbon floats through the space connecting the geometric shapes. The colors are muted rose pinks and purples with various shades of muted browns. The ribbon is a strong teal color.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[artwork of handmade paper on silk satin]

[artwork of handmade paper on silk satin]

Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The long horizontal artwork depicts geometric shaped borders floating through the structured space. Loose ribbon shapes float among and between the geometric shapes. The colors are muted in blue, brown, green and pink tones.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[ribbon through the grid circles]

[ribbon through the grid circles]

Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: A red ribbon floats through and connects a series of circles within which are grid patterns. Also floating through the space are several pale rectangular shapes. the work is horizontally situated as is the movement of the ribbon. The colors are muted blues, purples, pinks and red.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Space for Eternity

Space for Eternity

Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontally oriented picture depicts water and a brown boardwalk of sorts receding into the deep space. Some small cloud like forms float in the top portion of the work and one-half of a rectangular shape floats in the top right hand portion of the picture. Some white tops of waves move out from the boardwalk area toward the right hand edge of the piece.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[silk screened cotton velveteen artwork]

[silk screened cotton velveteen artwork]

Date: 1984~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontally oriented work consists of shapes that resemble floating sidewalks in the sky. Running from the upper left corner to the lower right is a long ribbon shape that floats into almost a calligraphic word. The ground depicting distance gradates from a darker blue to a pink at the horizon. In the far distance appears some shapes resembling mountains. The left and upper edge of the work is bordered by gradated stripes.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[two vertical striped panel artwork]

[two vertical striped panel artwork]

Date: 1988~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The vertical artwork consists of two long vertical panels with horizontal stripes that do not match between panels. Floating wave or cloud like shapes overlap and float between both panels. The colors gradate from pink to dark blue and the ribbon like wave shapes gradate from dull pink to blue.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
88-4

88-4

Date: 1988
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: Black background with linear patterns and small multi-hued geometric shapes float on the surface.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
87-205 with Mickey Mouse

87-205 with Mickey Mouse

Date: 1987
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: Linear patterns in background mostly in whites and grays layered with small geometric shapes in multi-hues with Mickey Mouse cartoon character emerging from the lower edge.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Canyon No. 2

Canyon No. 2

Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The work depicts space in a canyon like fashion. Irregular shapes run through the work and from the edges are dropped perpendicularly gradated lines that create form and space. The illusion of space is also created by the gradations from white to pink to purple.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Wind

Wind

Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The work depicts a landscape sort of space with a striated mountainous shape on the left side of the work and at the bottom of the mountain are some white ripples of water. On the right side of the work are two white shapes, resembling the sheets of floating paper, may depict snow covered mountains. Floating down through the sky are several white shapes that appear to be sheets of paper. Some very think ribbons float horizontally through the space.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Space Behind the Dark Wall

Space Behind the Dark Wall

Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The dark ground of the piece also contains square shapes that create great depth and floating on the surface appear trapezoidal pink shapes. The blue ground contains square that gradate from very dark to somewhat lighter and pink in tone. The pink shapes on the surface, floating parallel to the ground, gradate from a lighter pink to darker pink.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Sunset View from My Window

Sunset View from My Window

Date: 1981~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontally oriented work of art consists of three vertical panels. Each panel depicts space through a series of gradated horizontally running lines and stripes. Moving from the foreground to the background are white ribbon shapes.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Space Beyond the Definition

Space Beyond the Definition

Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontally oriented piece consists of gray gradations on the left and upper sides in rectangular shapes. On the right side are circular gradations in pinks. Flowing from the right lower corner toward the upper left are ribbon shapes that create the illusion of deep space.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Geometric Landscape

Geometric Landscape

Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The work depicts striped rectangles, circles and arched shapes. Adjacent, behind and running through the depicted space are light colored shapes that resemble a spilled liquid.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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