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08-13-2003, 12:41 AM
its a dragonflying machine
they have them like this in florida
i made him a little while ago
cant remember if i showed
made out of found things
about 20" long
08-13-2003, 12:49 AM
i like it, it's funny
08-13-2003, 12:51 AM
im scared of it
08-13-2003, 01:51 AM
as long as it doesnt land on me
08-13-2003, 07:19 AM
Looks like something found over junkyards sucking rust out of old autos.
What are those wings made of?
Thinking of an artist you might be interested in. His name will come to me...........eventually.
08-13-2003, 11:10 AM
Not fair. When I post my delicate feminine dragonfly of black wire and glass beads, will this one destroy it?
Are you sure that isn't a Florida mosquito???
08-13-2003, 07:36 PM
mame: the wings are made of acetate and shellack which is made from insects :)
they are held up by old hack saw blades with tiny teeths
brushstroked: fear not it looks impressive but its delicate as last years leaves and would fall apart with a big wind
i never met a florida mosquito but i now live in fear thank you
08-13-2003, 07:41 PM
Wow! This is a fun one---I really like it!---Looks like the mosquitoes we have here in Alaska :)
08-13-2003, 07:58 PM
i thought all the most fearsome creatures lived here in australia
mosquitoes in alaska?! dont they get cold?
they are exquisite. The construction of the wings - a wonderful/apt metaphor
08-13-2003, 09:02 PM
...in this case certainly y'all
08-13-2003, 09:26 PM
LOL...! Muchfoolishness, It's pretty hot here right now, in Anchorage...:)
i will never forget the look on your face when you first saw the dragonfly
08-13-2003, 09:36 PM
the B52 of the insect world
08-13-2003, 10:10 PM
Did you know that... a dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours?
At least it's all over with by the next day. lol
08-13-2003, 10:25 PM
i guess one big party night
for such a vibrating animal
08-13-2003, 10:27 PM
<--- points and laughs!!
Dena!!! Did you get a picture of his face?!!! I want one!! No price is too high to pay!! :D
many michael ones
but none of dragonflies
and they arent a pricetag
prices are no fun
08-14-2003, 09:34 PM
I'll take a freebie!!! :D
08-15-2003, 05:22 AM
heart pounding. wow wow wow. as always
08-15-2003, 09:17 AM
i can hear the wings
they are fanning my face,
he's flying away
and I have him by a leash
a wildness captured
for our hearts to remember with
Here's the artist I was trying to think of
The web site's a little annoying to navigate and doesn't portray the "contraptions" very well.
He had an exhibit at my local museum which was wonderful and a friend of mine studied with him where he teaches (not sure if he is still teaching) at Washington State University, Pullman Washington, USA.
The Dragon does Fly. It does indeed.
I've always admired this piece. This and the wooden computer are my fav's of your "constructions".
08-15-2003, 07:58 PM
I love dragonflies and this is beautiful. I've come and looked several times. You don't have dragonflies where you are? I thought they were everywhere.
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