102k Lines 2017, 10 Lines, 11 Lines, 17 Lines, 25 Squares, Kay Sekimachi
linen, polyester warp, permanent marker, 13.5” x 13.5”, 2017
96k Untitled, Kay Sekimachi, Japanese paper and fiber flex, 4” x 11” x 11”, 1985
95k Silver Metallic, Kay Sekimachi, flax, 4” x 11” x 11”, 2008, $1,500 each
97k Rust color Leaf Bowl, Kay Sekimachi, skeleton of Big Leaf maple leaves, kozo paper, watercolor, laminated with small paper paste, krylon, 5.5” x 4.75 x 4.75” 2013, $1,000(on loan)
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
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.