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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Department: Studio Arts
 Decade: 1980-1989
[artwork of screen printed silk and handmade paper]

[artwork of screen printed silk and handmade paper]

Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontally arranged artwork depicts various grids floating and moving in space to create depth. In the background is a large semi-circular shape in a textured blue green color. There is also a wide strip of brown that begins in the far lower right corner and moves at four different angles until it reaches the left side of the picture.
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
Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel

Date: 1989
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: 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.
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
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
The Color of Money

The Color of Money

Date: 1986
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Daybreak

Daybreak

Date: 1985~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[detail view of frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]

[detail view of frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]

Date: 1986
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: None
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
[frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]

[frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]

Date: 1986
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design