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Kay Sekimachi
Silver Metallic, Contemporary Textile Sculpture/Vessel by Kay Sekimachi

2008

$1,500

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Silver Metallic, Kay Sekimachi, flax, 4” x 11” x 11”, 2008 This uniquely woven bowl sculpture, Silver Metallic (2008), was crafted by American fiber artist Kay Sekimachi (b. 1926, San Fransisco, CA). Sekimachi studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland from 1946 to 1949. In 1949 she took up weaving on the loom and became so adept at the labor-intensive process that she is often referred to as a ​“weaver’s weaver.” Today, almost fifty years after she began to work in fiber, Sekimachi is recognized as a pioneer in resurrecting it as a medium of artistic expression. Sekimachi uses the loom to construct three-dimensional sculptural forms. In the early 1970s she used nylon monofilament to create hanging quadruple tubular woven forms to explore ideas of space, transparency, and movement. Inspired by her ancestral homeland of Japan, Sekimachi repeatedly returns to that ancient culture for ideas. Sekimachi eschews color in order to reinforce the sculptural qualities of her forms and emphasize the natural properties of her chosen materials. Kay Sekimachi learned to make origami figures and to paint and draw while in an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. After enrolling in the California College of Arts and Crafts, she spent two summers at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, and by 1949 was weaving large, complex wall hangings. In the late 1970s, Sekimachi began to create small pots and bowls that combine Japanese paper with materials left over from her weaving.

Details

  • Artist
    Kay Sekimachi (1926, American)
  • Creation Year
    2008
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4 in. (10.16 cm)Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Depth: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Wilton, CT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU135926924352

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