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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: UNT Scholarly Works
The Color of Money
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274993/
The Big Heat
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274992/
Santa Fe
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274991/
Cain and Abel
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274995/
Jesus and Disciples in a Storm
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274994/
Elvis / Blue Boy Still Life
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274990/
Double Red Vase
The vertically oriented sculpture consists of a red-orange textured geometric shape that twists and out of which emerges and wraps a yellow organic shape decorated with orange, blue and dark hash marks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102338/
Bandana
The ceramic sculptural piece consists of several geometric tubular shapes decorated with various colors and textures. The piece is vertical and almost appears to be walking. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102337/
Painter's House
The artwork depicts the facade of a house in many bright colors. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102346/
Let's Spend Some Time Together, Number 2
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102399/
Liqueur
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102395/
Rosebud
The sculptural wall piece consists of two copper pipe shapes in opposite facing open right angles. Bridging the space between the two right angles are four vertical flat shapes decorated with various geometric shapes and colors. Running vertically through each center panel is a black and angular S shape. Filling in the negative space of the right angles are three right angle pieces of clay woven and decorated with various colors, shapes and lines. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102334/
Blue Bayou
An earthenware platter sits atop a shiny textured black base and blue and orange geometric shapes. The grooved dark portion of the base is shiny while the orange shape is textured and the blue shape is decorated with a dot pattern. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102330/
Life's Cycle
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102378/
Earrings
The earrings consist of domed circular shapes with a circular opening through which is a coiled piece of copper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102393/
Roll
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102392/
Smelter Shelter
The artwork consists of five upright copper color poles around which twist decorated rolling pin shapes affixed to the uprights with pipes the same color as the uprights. The rolling pin shapes are covered with patterns and shapes of bright yellow, orange and black. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102333/
Pogo
The vertically oriented sculpture consists of several tubular yellow shapes that pierce a dark green plane which itself extends into another leg support. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102339/
Our House
This flat piece consists of copper shapes that resemble a house outline. Two of these shapes meet and within the outlines are other various colored shapes that resemble an architectural floor plan. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102335/
Square Earrings
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102394/
Liqueurs
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102396/
Chitter Chatter, It's Girls' Night Out: Seven Years Series
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102397/
Life's Cycle
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102382/
Silver Blue Vase
The silver blue shape functions as the base of the work out of which and around which emerge brown, silver and yellow tubular shapes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102340/
Untitled
The vertically oriented sculpture is in the form of a ladder type shape. Each "rung" has the shape of rolling pins that are decorated with geometric shapes in various colors. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102332/
Punk Walker
The bent tubular shape hanging from a copper support is highly textured with several colors and many closely space black hash marks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102336/
Brooch
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102391/
Only Time Will Tell, Number 5
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102401/
It's Not Always Black and White
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102402/
It's Not Always Black and White
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102403/
Do Ya Wanna Dance?
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102400/
Sun: Studio 321
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102380/
Only Time Will Tell
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102383/
The Separation
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc102379/
[handmade paper bowl]
The bowl shape constructed of handmade paper is decorated by floating geometric shapes and muted pinks, oranges, blues, grays and browns. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27067/
Daybreak
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27062/
The Light from a Shoji Window
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27061/
[frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27047/
[detail view of frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]
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[ribbons floating from window across the river to land]
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27049/
[artwork made of handmade paper and screen printed silk]
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27060/
[handmade paper art]
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27068/
[handmade paper on silk artwork]
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27064/
[handmade paper art]
The detail view of the artwork includes some grid shapes floating horizontally on a pale pink background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27069/
[ribbon through the squares and circles]
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27066/
[artwork of handmade paper on silk satin]
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27063/
[ribbon through the grid circles]
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27065/
Space for Eternity
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27071/
[silk screened cotton velveteen artwork]
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27075/
[two vertical striped panel artwork]
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27072/
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