Japanese-American artist Kay Sekimachi created this series of works called “Leaf Bowls”. The artist collected a lot of dried natural leaves as a material. After some treatment, the leaves of the leaves were clearly exposed, and then they were superimposed on each other and molded into bowl-shaped Fiberglass sculptures using watercolor, enamel, paper, and painting techniques. In an alternative way, we present the beauty of nature.
Kay Sekimachi, born in California in 1962, was obsessed with his craft during his student days. He used to see other students weaving in the weaving room. I bought a knitting machine with all the savings the next day, and she even had Weaving is not at all understood. Perhaps it is such determination and motivation that she can create many fascinating works.
Different from the previous weaving works, we use fabrics such as hemp or cloth as the material. Although this work is still presented as a “container”, the use of blades as the main material adds to the vitality and fragile beauty of the work.
Zoom in to see the details and see the complete vein pattern of the blade. The thick and thin veins can be said to be the weaving of nature.
Works made from different kinds of blades show different attitudes and colors.
Some works are rendered like a flame with crimson leaves, while lighter and weaker images are enhanced with lighter leaves.
In addition to the raw materials of the leaves, Kay Sekimachi also uses watercolors, enamel, and paper, as well as spray paint to enhance or assist the fixing and presentation of the blades during the creation process.
Putting these leaves and bowls with natural blade posture and perfect curvature together is very beautiful, as if you can feel the natural changes from the works and the intention of the artist Kay Sekimachi in the creation; Kay Sekimachi will also be From July to October this year, Bob Stocksdale, the same artist’s husband, exhibited at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington State with the theme “In The Realm of Nature”.