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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Department: Studio Arts
 Decade: 1980-1989
[full moon in front of grids]

[full moon in front of grids]

Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The majority of the artwork consists of a large moon shape in a gradation from white to blue. This moon is situated in front of a brown horizontal grid pattern and from the moon shape hang cotton tapes.
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
[handmade paper and silkscreen on cotton velveteen artwork]

[handmade paper and silkscreen on cotton velveteen artwork]

Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: This detail view of the artwork shows the geometric shapes that float through the atmospheric landscape. The colors are in the dull pink, muted blues and beige ranges. Deep space is depicted with mountainous shapes reaching into water.
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
[handmade paper bowl]

[handmade paper bowl]

Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The bowl shape constructed of handmade paper is decorated by floating geometric shapes and muted pinks, oranges, blues, grays and browns.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[handmade paper on silk artwork]

[handmade paper on silk artwork]

Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[handmade paper on silk artwork]

[handmade paper on silk artwork]

Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Jesus and Disciples in a Storm

Jesus and Disciples in a Storm

Date: 1988
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Description: The oil painting represents the Bible story in which Jesus is sleeping in a boat when a storm arises and his disciples wake him and he calms the storm. This colorful oil painting depicts the moment Jesus is awakened. The colors are bright and flat with black outlines.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
The Light from a Shoji Window

The Light from a Shoji Window

Date: 1985~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
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
[ribbon through the grid circles]

[ribbon through the grid circles]

Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[ribbon through the squares and circles]

[ribbon through the squares and circles]

Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[ribbons floating from window across the river to land]

[ribbons floating from window across the river to land]

Date: 1988~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: A light colored window frame shape, dark inside, on the left side of the work has a pink ribbon shape floating out of it and into the mountainous landscape and water.
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 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
[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
[silk screened cotton velveteen artwork]

[silk screened cotton velveteen artwork]

Date: 1988~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: This screen printed cotton velveteen artwork depicts in a horizontal orientation two curved brown boardwalk type images. These boardwalks reach through the sky and enter into two rectangular frame shapes. Mountainous shapes line the bottom edge of the work.
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