Almost Wood Ⅰ
Walnut , Black Bamboo, Weave
Graduated from the department of English literature, Tsuda University.
Sekijima Hisako is a basketry artist who uses the bark, the branch and the vine of plants as materials, and develops her own method of weave.
Based on ancient weaving techniques, she developed her own modeling theory.
She classifies the weaving method into six formulas, reviews the characteristics of the material and the construction method. Then she further shows the various modeling that draws out the vitality of the plant beyond formulas.
Sekijima’s works are the intellectual composition. The process of weaving shows the trace of the artist’s thoughts, and the form is model based on structural mechanics.
She also teaches her original theory of the art by writings, lectures and workshops all over the world. She is one of the most important artist of basketry in the world.