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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Department: Studio Arts
 Collection: UNT Scholarly Works
Paul Newman is Hombre
The nearly square painting is composed of several standing figures, some of whom hold weapons. The colors of the painting are primarily reds, blues and yellows. Two figures on the right side of the canvas appear to be holding microphone and a guitar. Green and red silhouettes of horses are in the background. The picture plane is filled with figures with almost no negative space. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274982/
Orson
The painting, mostly monochromatic, depicts a portrait of Orson Welles in the top two-thirds of the canvas. Along the bottom edge, also in monochromatic tones, are men depicted in combat with automatic weapons. At the right edge, the face of a superhero is depicted in pink, blue, red and yellow. Running vertically in the left hand portion of the canvas is a depiction of lined notebook paper with a small pencil sketch of a landing craft or space ship. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274984/
Tares and Wheat
The vertically oriented painting depicts pieces of several contemporary images, a small portion of Life magazine logo, woman's face, cigarette package, tire, rocket, photograph, woman in a swimsuit and a car. The way in which the images are painted they appear to be torn from a magazine and are arranged in a collage fashion. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274985/
Painted Magazine Triptych
The triptych depicts events and people from the early to mid 1970s such as a battlefield in the Vietnam War, Black Panthers and Patty Hearst being escorted to trial by a federal marshall. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274987/
Painted Magazine Triptych
This is the center panel from a triptych. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274988/
Painted Sports Magazine
This painting depicts a 1976 Sports Illustrated magazine cover featuring Steve Spurrier, a San Francisco 49ers football player. The painting depicts the cover as though the corner has been torn away and some extraneous expressionistic paint marks overlay the realistic portrayal of the football player. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274986/
Sound Wave Series No. 37
Square piece of paper divided into five vertical columns with horizontal lines and dots and dashes in light beige on toned paper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27116/
[concentric circle sphere with floating papers]
This almost square artwork begins with a light brown background and in the center a large pale blue sphere of concentric light blue circles and on the interior of the open sphere are light brown concentric circles and out of the ball shape seem to fly several sheets of paper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27106/
[tie-dyeing in a tall vertical artwork]
This long vertical work consists of a tie dyed or shibori method of screen printing. The imagery in the top portion of the work is a large red circle floating on an orange colored ground. The bottom portion of the work is a purple with many dark streaks running horizontally and a large light purple wave shape moves from the bottom edge of the work towards the top. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27105/
Blue Tide
This queen sized bedspread, screen printed on cotton velvet, was created while Spear studied at Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The bedspread gradates from purples to blues with long wave shapes in a pale yellow gold color. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27115/
Texas Series
Acrylic paint on paper depicting two large squares, one turned forty-five degrees and both filled with small lines, dots, and dashes creating many more small grids. Light blues and purples dominate. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27117/
Blessing of the Sea
The vertical strip of printed cloth depicts at forty-five degree angle wave like forms resembling water. At the left edge are orange square checkerboard shapes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27093/
[room divider]
The vertical hanging room divider consists of strips of color that start and stop creating geometric shapes. The colors are both warm and cool, pinks and blues. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27108/
[room divider]
The vertical oriented room divider depicts a landscape type of scene with moon and sun type shapes floating through and among wave like shapes. The colors are in a range from warm orange and pale yellow to blue greens. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27099/
[yardage, discharged bleach on acetate material and screen printed]
The dark cloth is decorated with a variety of pinwheel shapes in a bleached out manner with over screen printing in a turquoise color. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27095/
[4-panel piece, handmade paper on silk]
The artwork consists of four panels each turned on point. A grid ladder pattern turned in various directions appears in each panel. The colors are warm reddish browns and light blues. Other rectangular and triangular outlined shapes appear scattered across the panels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27051/
Clouds That Sail Across the Sea
The artwork depicts some cloud like or wave like shapes in the foreground floating into the distance. The ground is depicted in a series of gradated stripes of dark purples and blues, also receding into the distance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27086/
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/
Storm, NYC Rooftop
Long multi-colored pieces are arranged on a rooftop in an urban setting. The pieces are arranged both in organic lines as well as straight lines filling the rooftop area. Some pieces partially move above the base and some appear suspended in space. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27118/
Sunset View from My Window
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27087/
Canyon No. 2
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27085/
Geometric Landscape
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27084/
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/
Silk Panel I
The vertically running piece consists of a predominately dark ground with some vertical stripes in lighter colors and shades. Moving inward from the lower two corners are some mountainous shapes that overlap on the lower edge and meet again in the upper portion of the piece in front of the vertical striping. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27092/
[silk yardage, batiked]
The length of the silk yardage contains geometric shapes set at an angle and amongst the geometric shapes are smaller wave type shapes. The colors are dark blue to light blues and some warm yellow-browns. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27094/
Space Behind the Dark Wall
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27081/
Wind
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27082/
[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 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/
[handmade paper art]
The long horizontal background holds several square and rectangular shapes floating from one side to the other. The background is a pale pink or white and the rectangular and square shapes range from a dark green to a gray as well as white and light blue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27070/
Silk Panel III
The fabric yardage consists of a dark ground with some horizontal pink stripes and running vertically the length of the yardage are some ribbon shapes in purple, pink, brown and blue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27091/
Silk Panel IV
The yardage consists of light and dark horizontal cloud like forms intersecting with each other and occasionally overlapped with floating rectangular shapes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27090/
Space Beyond the Definition
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27080/
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/
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/
The Moon on a Pool
The horizontally oriented work of art consists of a very dark ground. In the upper left corner is a shape resembling a window and in the lower right corner is a circular shape made of horizontal bars. Floating from the lower edge to the upper portion of the work is a lighter colored ribbon shape. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27076/
Peaceful Moment at a Canyon
The work of art depicts canyon like shapes from wavy shapes from which lines have been created vertically making the canyon like shapes. The vertical stripes gradate from pinks to blues and purples. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27078/
[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/
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/
86-3
Dark background with many small geometric shapes, lines and dots in bright colors evenly spaced around the canvas over a structured linear pattern. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27119/
[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/
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/
[detail view of frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]
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[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/
[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/
[handmade paper on silk artwork]
This detail view of the artwork shows the texture of the handmade paper in strips and geometric shapes. The background silk consists of images of cloud forms and geometric structural type lines that echo the handmade paper shapes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc27053/
[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/
[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/
[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/
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