Kay Sekimachi

(b. 1926) Artist

Family that saved her belongings during World War II Thriving art culture at camp Leaving everything behind On the process of making her leaf bowls On the process of creating her Japanese paper bowls From double weaving to microfilament “flat” hangings Marriage to Bob Stocksdale Moving to Cincinnati after Topaz Learning how to weave Mother also wove growing up

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Kay Sekimachi, born in 1926 in San Francisco, is an American fiber artist best known for her masterful, three-dimensional woven monofilament hangings as well as her intricate baskets and bowls. Born in San Francisco on September 30, 1926, Sekimachi was interned with her family at Tanforan Assembly Center in California and then the Topaz concentraton camp in Utah from 1942 to 1944. (June 2018)

Berkeley World War II art artist art school camp Chiura Obata Mine Okubo Tanforan Topaz incarceration bowls leaf Bob Stocksdale paper bowls weaving marriage Cincinnati post-war Silk

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