Kay Seimachi

22k Shrine, Two Unit, Kay Sekimachi, Antique Japanese papers, black lined with rown laminated, machine stitched, cut, folded and stacked. Indigo dyed black paper and brown fiber treated with persimmon tanin, 23" x 6" x 6", 1990 sold

Kay Sekimachi

96k Untitled, Kay Sekimachi, Japanese paper and fiber flex, 4” x 11” x 11”, 1985 (SOLD)
95k Silver Metallic, Kay Sekimachi, flax, 4” x 11” x 11”, 2008 (sold)

102k Lines 2017, 10 Lines, 11 Lines, 17 Lines, 25 Squares, Kay Sekimachi
linen, polyester warp, permanent marker, 13.5” x 13.5”, 2017

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91k FB 1008, Kay Sekimachi, natural and unspun flax, acrylic paint, matte medium, 4.5" x 8" x 8", 2008, (sold)

kay sekimachi paper tower

kay sekimachi mon filament

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).

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92k FB 1108, Kay Sekimachi, grey unspun flax, acrylic paint, gel medium, matte medium
4.5" x 8" x 8", 2008, (sold)

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.

Kay Sekimachi

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