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Watercolor Abstract Emotions No. 1

Description: The painting consists of a rainbow of colors with a rusty red in the center. The colors flow from top to bottom; the artist states that the painting was created with the idea that it may be hung in any direction. Although the colors meet and begin to interact with each other, they remain mostly independent. There are spots and blotches as well that creates texture.
Date: 2012
Creator: Shiue, Kuang Ting
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Watercolor Abstract Emotions No. 2

Description: The painting includes a large black area on the left hand side. The upper right hand portion includes many reddish colors. Sprinkled among the black ground are many yellow, red, blue and white areas that resemble balls of fire or stars. The artist states that the painting was created with the idea that it may be hung in any direction.
Date: 2012
Creator: Shiue, Kuang Ting
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bouquet of Flowers

Description: The focal point of the painting is a bouquet of flowers. Two other small vessels are on either side of the vase. The colors of the vase and flowers are pale yellow and pink; the green background and reddish foreground consist of larger and looser brushstrokes.
Date: unknown
Creator: Simkins, Martha E.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Streetscape

Description: The painting depicts a street scene with possibly a church on the right with its gargoyles, some street vendors and signs. Distance is blocked from view by the vertical facade of a building at the end of the street.
Date: unknown
Creator: Simkins, Martha E.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Activities A-G

Description: The work consists of a series of six books. They were included in the exhibition From Here to There: Practice, Form, and Meaning, May 22 - August 4, 2012.
Date: 2011
Creator: Smith, Delaney
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Battlefield

Description: The two paper pieces consists of many layers, hang on the wall and protrude into the space. These pieces were included in the exhibition From Here to There: Practice, Form, and Meaning, May 22 - August 4, 2012.
Date: 2012
Creator: Smith, Delaney
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Orb, Number 3

Description: The sculptural object is created from layers of paper. This piece was included in the exhibition From Here to There: Practice, Form, and Meaning, May 22 - August 4, 2012.
Date: 2012
Creator: Smith, Delaney
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[4-panel piece, handmade paper on silk]

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.
Date: 1981~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[12 panel handmade paper and silk artwork]

Description: The artwork consists of twelve panels in varying hues of pinks, blues, browns with some angular textured lines resembling furrows and some blue lines resembling water run through and across the panels.
Date: 1990~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[an artwork from the from Bridges Into Space series]

Description: The strongly geometrically designed artwork consists of vertical strips that create circles and angled stripes. The bold colors range from dark browns and deep yellows to both light and dark purples and blues.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork
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
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

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

Description: The horizontally arranged artwork consists of silhouettes of mountains in the distance in various pale shades of gray. In the foreground are two curved shapes consisting of parallel lines of textured pink paper. Three lines geometric in shape move through the picture plane flattening while also creating more space.
Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork
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
Item Type: Artwork
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
Item Type: Artwork
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
Item Type: Artwork
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
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Blessing of the Sea

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.
Date: 1979~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Blue Tide

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.
Date: 1978
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bridges Into Space

Description: The vertical wall hanging is dyed in strips that hang vertically. Moving horizontally through the piece are large curved shapes and one has a stair step type edge. The vertical strips create the horizontal design.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Canal

Description: Water rushing into or out of this gradated in light brown tunnel creates a deep recession into space.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Canyon

Description: The almost square cotton velvet artwork consists of ribbon like shapes on edge receding into the distance creating a canyon like imagery. The colors are gradated in browns, purples and blues.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Canyon No. 2

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.
Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design