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Puako: Jewelry by Kay Sekimachi & Kiff Slemmons

Exhibition  /  28 Oct 2009  -  29 Nov 2009
Published: 30.10.2009
Velvet da Vinci Gallery
Management:
Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt
Kay Sekimachi. Necklace: Necklace 1, 2009. Hand plied paper twine, puka shells, split ply technique. 33 cm long x 10 cm wide. Kay Sekimachi
Necklace: Necklace 1, 2009
Hand plied paper twine, puka shells, split ply technique
33 cm long x 10 cm wide
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(...) Work in this exhibition is inspired by the beach combings of reknowned fiber artist Kay Sekimachi and celebrated jeweler Kiff Slemmons during their stays at Puako, Hawaii. (...)

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Kay Sekimachi, Kiff Slemmons
Work in this exhibition is inspired by the beach combings of reknowned fiber artist Kay Sekimachi and celebrated jeweler Kiff Slemmons during their stays at Puako, Hawaii. Puako Beach is located on the Big Island of Hawaii on the South Kohala coast. Kay Sekimachi has been combing the sandy beach and lava-formed tidepools in Puako Bay for twenty years. Kay is famous for her baskets and hanging sculpture and has recently started making jewelry. Kiff is known for incorporating poetic detritus of the world around her and her Puako jewelry gives her an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of humble materials. Kay and Kiff have collaborated on a few pieces although most of this work reflects their individual responses to the natural environment at Puako.

Kay Sekimachi. Necklace: Necklace 6, 2009. 47 sea urchin spines, hand plied paper twine. 61 cm long. Kay Sekimachi
Necklace: Necklace 6, 2009
47 sea urchin spines, hand plied paper twine
61 cm long
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Kay Sekimachi. Brooch: untitled, 2009. Worm shell, bone, coral. Various sizes, 5 to 10 cm. Kay Sekimachi
Brooch: untitled, 2009
Worm shell, bone, coral
Various sizes, 5 to 10 cm
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Kay Sekimachi. Necklace: Necklace 29, 2009. Turret shell, twine. 59 cm long. Kay Sekimachi
Necklace: Necklace 29, 2009
Turret shell, twine
59 cm long
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Kay Sekimachi. Necklace: Necklace 2, 2009. 11 miniature Twine lines, coral, split ply technique. 38 cm long. Kay Sekimachi
Necklace: Necklace 2, 2009
11 miniature Twine lines, coral, split ply technique
38 cm long
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Kay Sekimachi. Bracelet: Bracelet 4, 2009. Hand plied paper twine, split ply technique. 23 x 7.5 cm. Kay Sekimachi
Bracelet: Bracelet 4, 2009
Hand plied paper twine, split ply technique
23 x 7.5 cm
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Kay Sekimachi. Necklace: Necklace 27, 2009. Sea urchin spines, twine. 38 long x 7.5 cm wide. Kay Sekimachi
Necklace: Necklace 27, 2009
Sea urchin spines, twine
38 long x 7.5 cm wide
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Kay Sekimachi. Sculpture: Untitled, 2009. Stone, various objects. Various sizes, 7.5 to 13 cm. Kay Sekimachi
Sculpture: Untitled, 2009
Stone, various objects
Various sizes, 7.5 to 13 cm
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Kiff Slemmons. Piece: Bib, 2009. Cotton, coral. 63.5 x 51 cm. Kiff Slemmons
Piece: Bib, 2009
Cotton, coral
63.5 x 51 cm
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Kiff Slemmons. Piece: Bib, 2009. Cotton, coral. 63.5 x 51 cm. Kiff Slemmons
Piece: Bib, 2009
Cotton, coral
63.5 x 51 cm
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Kiff Slemmons. Necklace: Catalog, 2009. Mica, aluminium, ink. 25.5 x 23 cm. Kiff Slemmons
Necklace: Catalog, 2009
Mica, aluminium, ink
25.5 x 23 cm
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Kiff Slemmons. Pin: Puako Pallette, 2009. Shell, lava, silver, coral. 14 x 5 x 1.3 cm. Kiff Slemmons
Pin: Puako Pallette, 2009
Shell, lava, silver, coral
14 x 5 x 1.3 cm
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Kiff Slemmons. Pin: Petals, 2009. Silver, sea urchin spines, coral. 3.8 x 6.4 cm. Kiff Slemmons
Pin: Petals, 2009
Silver, sea urchin spines, coral
3.8 x 6.4 cm
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Kiff Slemmons. Pin: Twist, 2009. Silver, shell. 10 x 7.5x 1.3 cm. Kiff Slemmons
Pin: Twist, 2009
Silver, shell
10 x 7.5x 1.3 cm
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Kiff Slemmons. Necklace: Pebbles, 2009. Silver, coral. 15 x 7.5 x .75 cm. Kiff Slemmons
Necklace: Pebbles, 2009
Silver, coral
15 x 7.5 x .75 cm
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Kiff Slemmons. Pin: Coral Burst, 2009. Silver, mica, coral. ? 7.5 x 1.3 cm. Kiff Slemmons
Pin: Coral Burst, 2009
Silver, mica, coral
? 7.5 x 1.3 cm
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