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Our House

Our House

Date: 1982
Creator: Milnes, Robert
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Punk Walker

Punk Walker

Date: 1982
Creator: Milnes, Robert
Description: The bent tubular shape hanging from a copper support is highly textured with several colors and many closely space black hash marks.
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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.
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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
[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
Rosebud

Rosebud

Date: 1981
Creator: Milnes, Robert
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Smelter Shelter

Smelter Shelter

Date: 1981
Creator: Milnes, Robert
Description: 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.
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
Untitled

Untitled

Date: 1980
Creator: Milnes, Robert
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[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
Blessing of the Sea

Blessing of the Sea

Date: 1979~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[room divider]

[room divider]

Date: 1979
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[room divider]

[room divider]

Date: 1979~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Blue Tide

Blue Tide

Date: 1978
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Texas Series

Texas Series

Date: 1978
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[concentric circle sphere with floating papers]

[concentric circle sphere with floating papers]

Date: 1977
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[tie-dyeing in a tall vertical artwork]

[tie-dyeing in a tall vertical artwork]

Date: 1977~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Painted Magazine Triptych

Painted Magazine Triptych

Date: 1976
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design