Leaf Vessel

  • Kay Sekimachi, Leaf Vessel, ca. 2012, big-leaf maple leaf, kozo paper, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Fleur S. Bresler, 2021.48.4

Leaf Vessel illuminates a sublime pattern of nature. Kay Sekimachi shaped big-leaf maple leaves into a delicate, blooming vessel. The base of the vessel is made from kozo (mulberry) paper cut into the shapes of oak leaves and molded into a rounded form. The artist has experimented with many unconventional materials, including monofilament (fishing line), hornets’ nests, shells, and antique Japanese paper, to create ethereal artworks.


This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022

Title
Leaf Vessel
Artist
Date
ca. 2012
Location
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Fleur S. Bresler

Mediums
Mediums Description
big-leaf maple leaf, kozo paper, watercolor
Keywords
  • Object – other – container
Object Number
2021.48.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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