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[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

Bandana

Description: The ceramic sculptural piece consists of several geometric tubular shapes decorated with various colors and textures. The piece is vertical and almost appears to be walking.
Date: 1983
Creator: Milnes, Robert

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

Blue Bayou

Description: An earthenware platter sits atop a shiny textured black base and blue and orange geometric shapes. The grooved dark portion of the base is shiny while the orange shape is textured and the blue shape is decorated with a dot pattern.
Date: 1989
Creator: Milnes, Robert

Brooch

Description: The silver and copper brooch is a triangular shape with a triangular shaped opening inside which is a coiled piece of metal with a second coil on one of the corners of the brooch. The surface is shiny and smooth.
Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
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

Chitter Chatter, It's Girls' Night Out: Seven Years Series

Description: The collage consists of purples, yellows, reds, and blue-green. A large black and yellow checkerboard pattern predominates the right half of the piece. The background is purple with some vertical poles in a blue turquoise color. Some long pink shapes encircle the checkerboard area and divide the composition.
Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
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

Do Ya Wanna Dance?

Description: The foreground is pink and the sky a darker pinkish red. In the foreground is a green table like form and leading to it is a pink and purple striped pathway leading from a blue platform. A yellow and orange cordial glass appears to be dancing with a purple cordial glass. These forms can be seen in this artist's three-dimensional works. Here the glasses appear particularly active. Three green cordial glass shapes are placed on the blue platform and one on the striped walkway. Several small geometric shapes float in the upper right portion of the artwork.
Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
Item Type: Artwork

Double Red Vase

Description: The vertically oriented sculpture consists of a red-orange textured geometric shape that twists and out of which emerges and wraps a yellow organic shape decorated with orange, blue and dark hash marks.
Date: 1983
Creator: Milnes, Robert

Earrings

Description: The earrings consist of domed circular shapes with a circular opening through which is a coiled piece of copper.
Date: 1987
Creator: Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D.
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

[handmade paper art]

Description: The detail view of the artwork includes some grid shapes floating horizontally on a pale pink background.
Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

[handmade paper art]

Description: The long horizontal background holds several square and rectangular shapes floating from one side to the other. The background is a pale pink or white and the rectangular and square shapes range from a dark green to a gray as well as white and light blue.
Date: 1983~
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