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Fall River

Description: The long vertical piece is in muted browns and blues. Many circular shapes seem to float or fall down from the top of the work. Horizontal hatch type marks decorate the entire piece.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko

My Dream

Description: The vertical orientation with the muted and pale purples and blues of this piece create in ribbon like forms a simultaneous recession and progression of space.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko

Rolling Hills

Description: The artwork consists of four vertical panels that are hung at different heights. Each panel depicts a series of gradated horizontal lines that are overlaid with ribbon like shapes that seem to depict hills or mountains. The horizontal stripes are browns and pinkish grays while the ribbons are pink.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko

[room divider]

Description: The room divider consists of long strips of fabric dyed and decorated with ribbons that resemble waves of water. The colors of the strips range from orange to blue-green and browns.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko

[room divider]

Description: The room divider is of various muted ranges of reds, purples with some blues and greens. On the left side is a red wave form reaching into the distance or top edge of the room divider.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko

St. Matthew

Description: This acrylic painting on paper consists of small geometric shapes spread across the surface of ninety-degree turned and columnar patterns. St. Matthew is depicted at the lower right edge in an outline. An upside down silhouette shape of a dog is included in the upper left portion of the painting.
Date: unknown
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent

Stream

Description: The horizontally oriented artwork depicts ribbon like shapes floating from foreground to background with blue gradated wave like forms and a geometric thick wall-like form in the center right of the composition. Emerging from the left side of the piece is a rectangular frame in pale gray.
Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko

Study of Forms and Color

Description: The strong colors and vertical orientation with definite geometric shapes and stripes contribute to the graphic design. Blue and white stripes on the right hand side with a gradated purple sphere on the left and orange sphere at the top right are linked with some angled green lines.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko

[vertical striped shibori artwork]

Description: Tie-dyed cotton tapes hang in front of dyed fabric. The colors are warm and cool and gradate simultaneously from side to side and top to bottom. The piece is striped vertically with some angled from high left to low right in a paler version of the underneath hue.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko

Whereabouts of Clouds

Description: The horizontally oriented artwork depicts a series of ribbon like forms moving from the foreground and lower edge of the work into the distance and the top edge of the work. The sky is a light pink color and the ribbon forms gradate from dark to light blue-greens.
Date: unknown
Creator: Spear, Shigeko

Orson

Description: The painting, mostly monochromatic, depicts a portrait of Orson Welles in the top two-thirds of the canvas. Along the bottom edge, also in monochromatic tones, are men depicted in combat with automatic weapons. At the right edge, the face of a superhero is depicted in pink, blue, red and yellow. Running vertically in the left hand portion of the canvas is a depiction of lined notebook paper with a small pencil sketch of a landing craft or space ship.
Date: 1971
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-

Tares and Wheat

Description: The vertically oriented painting depicts pieces of several contemporary images, a small portion of Life magazine logo, woman's face, cigarette package, tire, rocket, photograph, woman in a swimsuit and a car. The way in which the images are painted they appear to be torn from a magazine and are arranged in a collage fashion.
Date: 1971
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-

Painted Sports Magazine

Description: This painting depicts a 1976 Sports Illustrated magazine cover featuring Steve Spurrier, a San Francisco 49ers football player. The painting depicts the cover as though the corner has been torn away and some extraneous expressionistic paint marks overlay the realistic portrayal of the football player.
Date: 1976
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-

[tie-dyeing in a tall vertical artwork]

Description: This long vertical work consists of a tie dyed or shibori method of screen printing. The imagery in the top portion of the work is a large red circle floating on an orange colored ground. The bottom portion of the work is a purple with many dark streaks running horizontally and a large light purple wave shape moves from the bottom edge of the work towards the top.
Date: 1977~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko

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

Texas Series

Description: Acrylic paint on paper depicting two large squares, one turned forty-five degrees and both filled with small lines, dots, and dashes creating many more small grids. Light blues and purples dominate.
Date: 1978
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent