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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Department: Studio Arts
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: UNT Scholarly Works
[yardage, discharged bleach on acetate material and screen printed]

[yardage, discharged bleach on acetate material and screen printed]

Date: 1980~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The dark cloth is decorated with a variety of pinwheel shapes in a bleached out manner with over screen printing in a turquoise color.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[4-panel piece, handmade paper on silk]

[4-panel piece, handmade paper on silk]

Date: 1981~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Clouds That Sail Across the Sea

Clouds That Sail Across the Sea

Date: 1981~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
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
Storm, NYC Rooftop

Storm, NYC Rooftop

Date: 1981
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: 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.
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
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
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
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
Silk Panel I

Silk Panel I

Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[silk yardage, batiked]

[silk yardage, batiked]

Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
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
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
[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 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
[handmade paper art]

[handmade paper art]

Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Silk Panel III

Silk Panel III

Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Silk Panel IV

Silk Panel IV

Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The yardage consists of light and dark horizontal cloud like forms intersecting with each other and occasionally overlapped with floating rectangular 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
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
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
The Moon on a Pool

The Moon on a Pool

Date: 1984~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Peaceful Moment at a Canyon

Peaceful Moment at a Canyon

Date: 1984~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
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
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