Composition in black and white
Wood, mixed media; 2011
24" x 7" x 8" photo by Patrick Barta
A piece being put together
Drill baby, drill
Wood,mixed media; 2013
18" x 9" x 20" photo by Patrick Barta
Bronze lost wax casting from College days
33" x 25" x 8"
The Seattle Times article by Robin Updike is archived at Seattle public Library
Wood, mixed media; 2013
7" x 7" x 8" photo by Patrick Barta
Henry in his shop
Lions and tigers
wood,mixed media; 1989
14" x 8" x10" photo by Terry Reed
Untitled large trailers
Wood, mixed media;1995
each 36" x 15" x 16" photo by Terry Reed
12-19-1996 Seattle Times; Robin Updike; "A Cry from the Woods"
12-5-1996 University Week (University of Washington); Nancy Wick; "Custodian supervisor
emerging after 30 year delay"
6-26-1998 Seattle Post Intelligencer; Regina Hackett; review of "The Paving of Paradise"
6-5-2005 American Miniaturist magazine lead article; Judy Ryden; "Hank's Place"
5-19-2009 The Stranger on-line; Jen Graves; "Who is Henry Deposit?"
Henry Deposit was born in Everett Washington in 1947. He juggled a job as Executive Housekeeper while studying at the University of Washington from 1965 to 1987, when he got a BFA in Sculpture. Henry lives and works in Seattle Washington. Now retired, he continues to make sculptures in his basement shop.
Starting with "Lions and tigers" in 1989 he produced a large body of work in the 1990's and beyond, relieving the stress of his job with long hours making art in his shop. Nearly all were from recycled Douglas fir. Don't be fooled; the mechanical parts in these dark and forbidding vehicles are made of wood.
Through the years Henry has exhibited in group shows in Washington, Oregon, New Jersey and recently Los Angeles, California. His piece "Movable feast"was accepted into the Bumbershoot Biennial exhibit "Consumables" at The Seattle Center in 2004.
Henry had a solo exhibit "War Against Planet Earth" at The Center for Urban Ecology near the University of Washington in 1994,1995 and1996. In 1999 he had an exhibit "Toys and Trees" at Robey-Mildred Gallery in Seattle, and from 2007 to 2013 had rotating displays at Scooter Gallery and Snowgoose Gallery in Seattle.
"Cry from the woods" is the title of the Seattle Times Article from December 19,1996 written by Robin Updike. She came to interview Henry in his shop after he won the 1996 Betty Bowen Award grand prize given annually through the Seattle Art Museum.