Glacial Crystals, 2022

June Sekiguchi

Location: Glacier Middle School, Buckley


Glacial Crystals by June Sekiguchi is inspired by Mount Tahoma. On the south side of Glacier Middle School in Buckley, every window offers a view of the mountain. Sekiguchi’s two-part sculpture deconstructs the mountain’s massive glaciers to their most basic molecular structures: ice crystals and hexagons. She hopes to give “an artful reflection of the wonder and uniqueness of the students, architecture, and location of the school.”

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with White River School District.


June Sekiguchi creates sculptures, installations, and wall constructions with a focus on patterns. Her artworks address identity, cross cultural exchange, and personal narratives. She is also an arts activist involved in social justice issues, cultural exchange, mental health, and elder communities.
Sekiguchi was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She lives in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, near Seattle.

MediumAcrylic sheets and powder-coated steel
DimensionsTwo parts, each 12 ft x 4 ft x 4 ft
ID NumberWSAC2020.015.00A-B
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyWhite River School District
Artwork LocationGlacier Middle School
In light well above second floor bridge to library
WA CountyPierce
Site TypePublic School
Address240 C Street
Buckley, WA 98321
Geo. Coordinates47.164852, -122.024866
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