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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

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

Jesus and Disciples in a Storm

Description: The oil painting represents the Bible story in which Jesus is sleeping in a boat when a storm arises and his disciples wake him and he calms the storm. This colorful oil painting depicts the moment Jesus is awakened. The colors are bright and flat with black outlines.
Date: 1988
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

[silk screened cotton velveteen artwork]

Description: This screen printed cotton velveteen artwork depicts in a horizontal orientation two curved brown boardwalk type images. These boardwalks reach through the sky and enter into two rectangular frame shapes. Mountainous shapes line the bottom edge of the work.
Date: 1988~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

[two vertical striped panel artwork]

Description: The vertical artwork consists of two long vertical panels with horizontal stripes that do not match between panels. Floating wave or cloud like shapes overlap and float between both panels. The colors gradate from pink to dark blue and the ribbon like wave shapes gradate from dull pink to blue.
Date: 1988~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

[two vertical striped panel artwork]

Description: The vertical two panel artwork depicts horizontal stripes in gradations of blues and pinks. Floating across the two panels is a long wave shape that moves vertically and is an orange pink color. A ribbon like form floats across the two panels and is blue and purple.
Date: 1988~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
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

[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 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

[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

[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

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

[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

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

[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

[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
Item Type: Artwork

[handmade paper on silk artwork]

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.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

[handmade paper on silk artwork]

Description: This detail view of the artwork shows the texture of the handmade paper in strips and geometric shapes. The background silk consists of images of cloud forms and geometric structural type lines that echo the handmade paper shapes.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork