Chris Henley

Artist Bio:
Chris Henley is a retired community college instructor and active artist/maker. His formal academic training is in anthropology and art history; he has over four decades of experience studying and creating art with metals, clay, wood, and object trouvé.
Chris has lived on four continents and draws heavily on his life experience and boundless curiosity of history, culture, and the environment for inspiration. His art is motivated by a love of process and finding alternative and imaginative ways to use and incorporate sustainable and repurposed materials for his work. He loves a good story.
Chris has resided in Encinitas, California since 1977 and maintains a working studio at his residence.

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Nemo's Favorite

Date of Creation: September 1, 2020

List of Materials: Brass, Copper, Katalox, Cocobolo, Mother of Pearl, nylon line. cutlery grade steel. fossilized Pectin shells

Dimensions: 7” h x 1” w x 11” l.

Photographer's Name: Katie Mack

Model's Name: n/a

Other Contributors: Katie Mack: (Photographer, set design) Creative Contributor Bio: Art Director, Graphic Designer, Account Manager. Katie is passionate about the way thoughtful communication inspires creativity and innovation. Katie earned her Bachelor of Science - BS Advertising, from the University of Oregon, and a Masters in Communications Management and Organizational Communications from the University of Denver. She Currently resides in Encinitas, CA.

Conceptual Statement: This implement is imagined to have been recovered from the estate of Utt Landish, the sole surviving crew member of Capt. Nemo's ill-fated submarine, Nautilus, which was presumably lost with all remaining hands in the deadly Maelstrom off the coast of Norway. According to accounts, this dart-projecting tool was issued to all crew members for defense from the deadly Kraken when venturing out on the seafloor. Ever resourceful, Utt modified his to incorporate a pizza slicer so that he could better compete in getting his fair share of the Tuesday Night Pizza served to the rowdy and rapacious crew of the Nautilus. The "harpoon” shoots the trident-tip dart into the chosen portion of the pizza; when thusly secured and sliced, it is retrieved by reeling in the attached line. This is the only example of a purpose-built maritime pizza slicer known to be in existence. It is presented on a stand incorporating Eocene era fossil clams.

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Nemo's Favorite

Date of Creation: 01/09/2020

List of Materials: Brass, Copper, Katalox, Cocobolo, Mother of Pearl, nylon line. cutlery grade steel. fossilized Pectin shells

Dimensions: 7” h x 1” w x 11” l

Photographer's Name: Katie Mack

Model's Name: n/a

Other Contributors: Katie Mack: (Photographer, set design) Creative Contributor Bio: Art Director, Graphic Designer, Account Manager. Katie is passionate about the way thoughtful communication inspires creativity and innovation. Katie earned her Bachelor of Science - BS Advertising, from the University of Oregon, and a Masters in Communications Management and Organizational Communications from the University of Denver. She Currently resides in Encinitas, CA.

Conceptual Statement: This implement is imagined to have been recovered from the estate of Utt Landish, the sole surviving crew member of Capt. Nemo's ill-fated submarine, Nautilus, which was presumably lost with all remaining hands in the deadly Maelstrom off the coast of Norway. According to accounts, this dart-projecting tool was issued to all crew members for defense from the deadly Kraken when venturing out on the seafloor. Ever resourceful, Utt modified his to incorporate a pizza slicer so that he could better compete in getting his fair share of the Tuesday Night Pizza served to the rowdy and rapacious crew of the Nautilus. The "harpoon” shoots the trident-tip dart into the chosen portion of the pizza; when thusly secured and sliced, it is retrieved by reeling in the attached line. This is the only example of a purpose-built maritime pizza slicer known to be in existence. It is presented on a stand incorporating Eocene era fossil clams.

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Nemo's Favorite

Date of Creation: 01/09/2020

List of Materials: Brass, Copper, Katalox, Cocobolo, Mother of Pearl, nylon line. cutlery grade steel. fossilized Pectin shells

Dimensions: 7” h x 1” w x 11” l

Photographer's Name: Katie Mack

Model's Name: n/a

Other Contributors: Katie Mack: (Photographer, set design) Creative Contributor Bio: Art Director, Graphic Designer, Account Manager. Katie is passionate about the way thoughtful communication inspires creativity and innovation. Katie earned her Bachelor of Science - BS Advertising, from the University of Oregon, and a Masters in Communications Management and Organizational Communications from the University of Denver. She Currently resides in Encinitas, CA.

Conceptual Statement: This implement is imagined to have been recovered from the estate of Utt Landish, the sole surviving crew member of Capt. Nemo's ill-fated submarine, Nautilus, which was presumably lost with all remaining hands in the deadly Maelstrom off the coast of Norway. According to accounts, this dart-projecting tool was issued to all crew members for defense from the deadly Kraken when venturing out on the seafloor. Ever resourceful, Utt modified his to incorporate a pizza slicer so that he could better compete in getting his fair share of the Tuesday Night Pizza served to the rowdy and rapacious crew of the Nautilus. The "harpoon” shoots the trident-tip dart into the chosen portion of the pizza; when thusly secured and sliced, it is retrieved by reeling in the attached line. This is the only example of a purpose-built maritime pizza slicer known to be in existence. It is presented on a stand incorporating Eocene era fossil clams.

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