Kay Sekimachi, skeleton of Big Leaf maple leaves, kozo paper, watercolor, laminated with small paper paste, krylon
102k Pale Rust Color Leaf Bowl, 5” x 4.5” x 4.5”, 2014, $900
103k Rust Color Leaf Bowl, 5.5” x 5” x 5.5”, 2014, $1,000
97k Rust color Leaf Bowl, 5.5” x 4.75 x 4.75” 2013, $1,000
99k Untitled, Monofilament, Kay Sekimachi, monofilament, 57" x 14" x 14", circa mid-70's, $60,000
100k Homage to Paul Klee, Kay Sekimachi, linen, painted warp & weft with dye, permament marker, modified plain weave, 13.25” x 12”, 2013, $4,500
101k Lines, Kay Sekimachi, linen, painted warp & weft with dye, permament marker, modified plain weave, 11.5" x 11.75", 2011, $4,000
91k FB 1008,, natural and unspun flax, acrylic paint, matte medium, 4.5" x 8" x 8", 2008, $2,000
Selected permanent collections and exhibition venues:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (Wall Hangings); American Craft Museum, New York, New York (Marriage in Form two-person, traveling exhibition); Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania (The Tactile Vessel traveling exhibition); Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota (Intimate and Intense: Small Fiber Structures); National Museums of Modern Art, Kyoto and Japan; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France; Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland; Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin (Fiber R/Evolution).
92k FB 1108, , grey unspun flax, acrylic paint, gel medium, matte medium
4.5" x 8" x 8", 2008, $2,000
I remember my teacher, Trude Guermon-prez saying, “try to make something with the simplest of means." I find trying to create something with limited means very challenging.
I wove my first series of boxes in 1974 the Nesting Boxes. They were complex, involving 10 harnesses and doubleweave pick-up. They were designed to come off the loom, ironed and folded to make a square three-dimensional box with a lid with very little sewing.
The Takarabako series came in the early nineties. The Takarabakos are woven on eight harnesses in a tubular weave. They are ironed and folded into the box form. The twill weave at the top almost goes into the soft fold most naturally.