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Prototypes: Hand Masters Machine

Description: I investigated several problems I have found concerning contemporary jewelry design. These problems are linked to the industrialization of jewelry making. The industrialization of jewelry making led to the preference of using less precious metal, of using Prong, Crown, and Channel stone-settings, and of using high polished mirror finish for surface treatment. My work addressed the prominence of metal in jewelry design and alternate forms and techniques of stone-setting and surface treatment.
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Date: May 2001
Creator: Milton, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[parallel bars, shiny circle, and ribbon]

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.
Date: 1990~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[waves and bird-like ribbons]

Description: Underlying horizontal dyed silk with depictions of rolling waves receding into the distance with bird-like ribbons above and in the foreground a framed section of the sea at opposing angle.
Date: 1992
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[frames, clouds, ladder, and wavy canyons]

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

[ribbon through the grid circles]

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

[handmade paper bowl]

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

Daybreak

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.
Date: 1985~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[artwork of handmade paper on silk satin]

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

[artwork made of handmade paper and screen printed silk]

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.
Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The Light from a Shoji Window

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.
Date: 1985~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[artwork of screen printed silk and handmade paper]

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.
Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[artwork made of handmade paper and screen printed cotton velveteen]

Description: The horizontally arranged artwork consists of textured paper in a blue-green that gradates to a pink color and moves from the foreground to the background in a curving motion. Angular brown lines are in the background and the middle ground consists of pink colors. Some white cloud like forms float through the picture plane and a gray stacked shape fills the left side of the picture.
Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[artwork made of handmade paper on silk]

Description: The horizontally arranged work consists of perspective lines receding into the distance. Halfway into the distance the receding lines are covered in blue soft textured handmade paper fibers. The floor of the space is checkerboard pattern and also recedes into distance. A brown ribbon type images also slither into the distance.
Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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