Meet Your Maker: Henry Jackson-Spieker weaves a web of tension -- The Seattle artist makes Spirographs in space.
Having recently turned 30, Jackson-Spieker is making a name for himself in the Seattle art scene. He’s received multiple artist grants and fellowships, including the Chihuly Garden and Glass Anniversary Scholarship Award in 2018, and is one of the eight artists chosen to create work for the new Midtown Square development at 23rd and Union. He’s shown work as part of the Seattle Center Sculpture Walk Project, at SOIL Gallery, Wa Na Wari, and in a solo show at Method Gallery. In each setting, his sculptures — with their neon cords anchored into circular wood bases and stretching up to form elongated hyperbolas — draw viewers inside to explore the way they create and warp space.
In short, he’s doing what he says he dreamed of as a kid: “I was always wanting to do more and build things with my hands.”