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[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

86-3

Description: Dark background with many small geometric shapes, lines and dots in bright colors evenly spaced around the canvas over a structured linear pattern.
Date: 1986
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Item Type: Artwork

87-205 with Mickey Mouse

Description: Linear patterns in background mostly in whites and grays layered with small geometric shapes in multi-hues with Mickey Mouse cartoon character emerging from the lower edge.
Date: 1987
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Item Type: Artwork

88-4

Description: Black background with linear patterns and small multi-hued geometric shapes float on the surface.
Date: 1988
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Item Type: Artwork

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

The Big Heat

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.
Date: 1984
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Cain and Abel

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.
Date: 1989
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

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

Clouds That Sail Across the Sea

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.
Date: 1981~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

The Color of Money

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.
Date: 1986
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

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
Item Type: Artwork

Elvis / Blue Boy Still Life

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.
Date: 1981
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

[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
Item Type: Artwork

[full moon in front of grids]

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.
Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

Geometric Landscape

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.
Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

[handmade paper and silkscreen on cotton velveteen artwork]

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.
Date: 1987~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

[handmade paper art]

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.
Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork