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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Department: Studio Arts
Orson

Orson

Date: 1971
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Tares and Wheat

Tares and Wheat

Date: 1971
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[an artwork from the from Bridges Into Space series]

[an artwork from the from Bridges Into Space series]

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The strongly geometrically designed artwork consists of vertical strips that create circles and angled stripes. The bold colors range from dark browns and deep yellows to both light and dark purples and blues.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Bridges Into Space

Bridges Into Space

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The vertical wall hanging is dyed in strips that hang vertically. Moving horizontally through the piece are large curved shapes and one has a stair step type edge. The vertical strips create the horizontal design.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Canal

Canal

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: Water rushing into or out of this gradated in light brown tunnel creates a deep recession into space.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Canyon

Canyon

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The almost square cotton velvet artwork consists of ribbon like shapes on edge receding into the distance creating a canyon like imagery. The colors are gradated in browns, purples and blues.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[circles, rectanges and gridded window shapes create depth]

[circles, rectanges and gridded window shapes create depth]

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The artwork is layered with many concentric circles and gridded window images from handmade papers arranged at angles to give illusion of depth. The colors are muted blues and browns with some rusty pinks.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Clouds

Clouds

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontally situated artwork depicts deep receding space and wide ribbons of gradated colors disappearing into the distance. The sky or space is a greenish blue hue and the ribbons range from rich orange brown to blue-green, dull yellows and beiges.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[concentric circle and faces]

[concentric circle and faces]

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: Blue amorphic outer shape holds concentric circles in which are faces cut from magazines. In the lower right portion of the work are many parallel vertical gray lines. Wisps of clouds can be seen in the background or sky area.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Delight

Delight

Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontally oriented work of art consists of many shapes and sections. Running horizontally is a long piece divided into two stripes, one green and the upper one a pink brown. Oval and ribbon shapes float across the linear banner. Behind the banner are vertical, placed unevenly, pink and purple panels.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design