[framed masked face floating above wavy landscape receding into distance]

[framed masked face floating above wavy landscape receding into distance]

Date: January 1994
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: Depth is achieved by the diminishing scale of purple wavy lines atop green straight verticals. Floating to the right is a multi-shade brown frame, again with the illusion of depth and inside is a masked face.
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
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
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
[dark blue silk yardage]

[dark blue silk yardage]

Date: 1991~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The yardage of dyed silk includes vertical blue and brown stripes with circular shapes that resemble eyes or wood knots covering the yardage.
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
[dyed silk yardage]

[dyed silk yardage]

Date: 1991~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: Silk yardage dyed in vertical linear patterns of oranges, greens, reds, and browns spotted with circular shapes resembling eyes or knots in wood.
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
[circles, squares, and horizontal lines floating]

[circles, squares, and horizontal lines floating]

Date: 1990~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The horizontal predominately blue and muted gray fabric artwork includes shiny circles, squares with horizons, and groups of parallel lines that float through the space of the artwork.
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
[pink ribbon and pink ball with angles and squares]

[pink ribbon and pink ball with angles and squares]

Date: 1990~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: This fabric artwork contains a large multi-color V shape with a pink ribbon floating across and behind. A shiny pink round shape floats behind the V shape and three square frames, two in the foreground and one in the background, create depth.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[dyed silk with horizontal washes of color in blues, greens, and pinks]

[dyed silk with horizontal washes of color in blues, greens, and pinks]

Date: 1991~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: Silk yardage dyed in horizontal wash patterns in blues, pinks, and greens.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[artwork made of handmade paper and screen printed silk]

[artwork made of handmade paper and screen printed silk]

Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The artwork depicts a horizontally situated composition and is reinforced on the left and top sides by a wide gray gradated border. Emerging from the bottom edge is a wide, green curve that recedes into the distance. At the right is an open grid shape and behind that a large pink textured circle. Two small cloud like shapes float in the background.
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 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 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
[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
[artwork of handmade paper on silk satin]

[artwork of handmade paper on silk satin]

Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The long horizontal artwork depicts geometric shaped borders floating through the structured space. Loose ribbon shapes float among and between the geometric shapes. The colors are muted in blue, brown, green and pink tones.
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
[parallel bars, shiny circle, and ribbon]

[parallel bars, shiny circle, and ribbon]

Date: 1990~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: The red horizontal fabric artwork includes several vertical parallel lines with a ribbon floating behind to create depth. Lines and textures reminiscent of moss hanging from tree branches fill the left and lower portions of the work.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[silk yardage dyed pinks and oranges]

[silk yardage dyed pinks and oranges]

Date: 1991~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: Silk yardage dyed in pinks and oranges with large circular lines and small spots resembling eyes or knots of wood.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[layered silk and organza, bird, wave, and moon shapes]

[layered silk and organza, bird, wave, and moon shapes]

Date: 1992/1993
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: Layer of organza over silk with depictions of birds in flight and wave shapes create depth in this hanging artwork.
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 in the Evening Glow

Clouds in the Evening Glow

Date: 1991
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Description: Wavy ribbons recede into the distance which is encased in a framed gradation of color and in the background a circular opening through which the ribbons reach.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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