On Feb 24, 2006, at 1:53 PM, Marcia MacRae wrote:

 

Hello Larnie,

I am the arts specialist at the DuPage Children's Museum, an early childhood museum in a suburb of Chicago. We have an art gallery called Interact with Art Gallery. The mission of the gallery exhibits is to help children recognize and understand the creative connections artists make with a subject. The artwork we exhibit is loaned to us by numerous artists, museums and galleries. We go to great lengths to protect all of the pieces on loan in our very interactive space. In September we will open a new exhibit, Animals in Artland: Wild Wings. I am doing a great deal of research with young children to find out about their knowledge and interests regarding winged animals. The artwork I would like to exhibit is primarily kinetic. I found your work on the internet and am wondering if you would consider loaning one of your smaller ornithopters to the museum for exhibition. I do not know what it would take to ship and set up a piece like Dragonfly or if any of your works are available, but I would like to. You obviously have a wonderful creative connection to the concept of winged creatures. They are clear enough to suggest a creature, while leaving room for a child's imagination to complete the picture.

 

I hope you will consider this loan and I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Marcia

Marcia Z. MacRae

Arts Specialist

DuPage Children's Museum

www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org

Check out our blog:  www.thechildrensmuseumblog.blog-city.com

 

        Did you know? Donations account for 40% of DuPage Children's Museum's income.  Please consider a year-end (tax deductible!) gift to DCM.  A gift of any amount makes a difference.  For more information, please visit our website at www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org  or contact the Museum at (630) 637-8000 . Thank you!

       

 

 

From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: February 25, 2006 9:15:19 AM PST

To: Bodil Fox <bodilfox~AT~gmail.com>

Subject: Fwd: Wild Wings

 

From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: February 27, 2006 10:41:36 AM PST

To: Marcia MacRae <xxxx>

Subject: Re: Wild Wings

 

Marcia ~

 

I'm flattered that you would like to have some of my work in the DuPage ~ I would like that as well. I'm sure we can make that happen, one way or another. I'm going to begin by telling you the ideal way for this to happen from my point of view ~ you can tell me if this is realistic or not, and if not ~ what is.

 

Ideally I would like to make one or more new ornithopters, and come to Naperville to install them with my helper (wife). Of course I would also like to be paid for my work. I would love to see the work in place.

 

I still have the Dragon Fly, but it would be hard for you to figure out how to install ~ also, my work has progressed since then. I think it will be difficult (perhaps not impossible) for anyone other than me to install my ornithopters. There is a certain amount of redesign and trouble shooting in each installation.

 

I do think that the sort of ornithopters I make would be perfect for your theme and museum. They were very well received by children at the Randall Museum here in San Francisco, and at the the Exploratorium as well.

 

BTW ~  At my day job I run the art program for Palo Alto's Junior Museum, the oldest children's museum west of the Mississippi.

 

Thanks  for this opportunity  ~ let me know what you think.

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From: "Marcia MacRae" <xxxx>

Date: March 3, 2006 1:02:56 PM PST

To: "Larnie Fox" <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Cc: "Marcia MacRae" <xxxx>

Subject: RE: Wild Wings

 

Dear Larnie,

I am so glad you would be willing to have a piece in this exhibit. We certainly understand your need to bring and install the work due to its nature. The gallery is small and I do not believe we would have room for more than one of your works. I really liked the Dragonfly but am certainly interested in seeing the more current works you suggest. Currently, we are in the part of the process in which I tell the designer all of the artwork that I want/suggest and he tells me how little money and space we have to accomplish this. (I apologize for the cynical tone - actually we are shorter on space than funding right now and I rarely get to say that.)  Some questions we need to consider at this point:

 If we did use the Dragonfly:

What is the size of Dragonfly?

What technical support would it need on a regular basis?

How is the flapping initiated (in other words, does it take human interaction to start the flapping?)?

Does it need support from above or a wall?

Does it need to be plugged in?

How much do you anticipate it would cost to ship you and the artwork to Chicago?

Our designer is currently giving thought to the lay out of the space and all of these questions are to inform his process.

The exhibit will open September 16 and be open for approximately one year.

Get back to me when you can with this info. I greatly appreciate it and hope this works out - your work is wonderful.

Marcia

 

Marcia Z. MacRae

Arts Specialist

DuPage Children's Museum

www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org

Check out our blog:  www.thechildrensmuseumblog.blog-city.com

 

        Did you know? Donations account for 40% of DuPage Children's Museum's income.  Please consider a year-end (tax deductible!) gift to DCM.  A gift of any amount makes a difference.  For more information, please visit our website at www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org  or contact the Museum at (630) 637-8000 . Thank you!

         

 

 

 

 

 

From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: March 13, 2006 10:55:22 PM PST

To: Marcia MacRae <xxxx>

Subject: Re: Wild Wings

 

Marcia ~

Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I have been thinking about it.

 

On Mar 3, 2006, at 1:02 PM, Marcia MacRae wrote:

 

Dear Larnie,

I am so glad you would be willing to have a piece in this exhibit. We certainly understand your need to bring and install the work due to its nature. The gallery is small and I do not believe we would have room for more than one of your works. I really liked the Dragonfly but am certainly interested in seeing the more current works you suggest.

 

What I would really like to do is to make something just for this show. A show or a deadline is a great motivation for me to make something, so I don't want to waste it. I would make it over the summer. It could be another dragon fly, except this one would have four wings ~ like a real dragonfly. I can send you a sketch if you're interested. Here is a photo of a small piece sort of along the lines of what I would like to do:Except ~ Bigger, fabric for the FOUR wings, and bamboo for the frame. The motor would be mounted in the ornithopter ( unlike the old Dragonfly). No propeller.

 

Currently, we are in the part of the process in which I tell the designer all of the artwork that I want/suggest and he tells me how little money and space we have to accomplish this. (I apologize for the cynical tone - actually we are shorter on space than funding right now and I rarely get to say that.)

 

This is all too familiar!

 

Some questions we need to consider at this point:

 If we did use the Dragonfly:

What is the size of Dragonfly?

 

Length is 8.5 ft. Wingspan is 11 ft.

 

What technical support would it need on a regular basis?

Probably not much ~ like any other kinetic artwork there is a possibility it would need repair. I'm not precious about it, so if you need to modify it, that would be fine. If I come out there, I could troubleshoot it and anticipate problems and solutions, and I could let you & your staff know what to expect. My work often looks vulnerable, but proves to be durable.

 

How is the flapping initiated (in other words, does it take human interaction to start the flapping?)?

 

Controlled by a motion sensor. Kid love trying to figure out where to stand/how to move to make it work. You don't have to turn it off at night. (It will even enhance your museum's security!)

Does it need support from above or a wall?

 

It's hung from the ceiling. A motor is mounted off to the side, and it pulls twines that activate it. Also, the motion sensor is mounted nearby, on a wall or ceiling.

Does it need to be plugged in?

 

Yes.

How much do you anticipate it would cost to ship you and the artwork to Chicago?

 

It's not bulky or heavy, just long. My best guess is $300 for round trip airfare and possible freight charges. I probably can bring it on the plane as luggage, in which case it would be less.

 

Our designer is currently giving thought to the lay out of the space and all of these questions are to inform his process.

The exhibit will open September 16 and be open for approximately one year.

Get back to me when you can with this info. I greatly appreciate it and hope this works out - your work is wonderful.

Marcia

 

Marcia Z. MacRae

Arts Specialist

DuPage Children's Museum

www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org

Check out our blog:  www.thechildrensmuseumblog.blog-city.com

 

        Did you know? Donations account for 40% of DuPage Children's Museum's income.  Please consider a year-end (tax deductible!) gift to DCM.  A gift of any amount makes a difference.  For more information, please visit our website at www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org  or contact the Museum at (630) 637-8000 . Thank you!

       

 

From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: April 9, 2006 2:38:14 PM PDT

To: Marcia MacRae <xxxx>

Subject: dragonfly2

 

 

Marcia  ~

 

Above is a sketch for the new Dragonfly Ornithopter. This is very doable if you're interested. I'm working on a model as well. If you're not interested, no worries ~ I am interested, and that is enough for me to pursue it, regardless of where it ends up.

 

Size is variable ~ anywhere from 3 ft. to 20 ft. Materials would be bamboo, interfacing coated with varathane for the wings, a motor, 2 lamps, a motion sensor, steel (or other material) hoop and wire. I could make it here and assemble it there.

 

Let me know if you would like more information.

 

Thanks for sparking me to do this!

 

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From: "Marcia MacRae" <xxxx>

Date: April 9, 2006 2:41:46 PM PDT

To: "Larnie Fox" <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Subject: RE: dragonfly2

 

Hi Larnie,

I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you. Yes, we are very interested in having you come out to install the dragonfly. As to the size, our designer has it drawn in a plan at Length  8.5 ft., Wingspan is 11 ft. per your last email. If this changes, please let me know. I am in today to set up for a workshop tomorrow. I will be better at corresponding then - promise. I'm so glad you want to do this and look forward to meeting you. We should talk about time frame and get travel reservations made.

Best,

Marcia

 

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Arts Specialist

DuPage Children's Museum

630.637.8000

www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org

Check out our blog:  www.thechildrensmuseumblog.blog-city.com

 

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: April 9, 2006 5:27:17 PM PDT

To: Marcia MacRae <xxxx>

Subject: Re: dragonfly2

 

Great!

 

I look forward to hearing from you as things solidify.

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From: "Marcia MacRae" <xxxx>

Date: April 21, 2006 11:24:14 AM PDT

To: "Larnie Fox" <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Subject: RE: dragonfly2

 

Hi Larnie,

I am starting to plan times and budgets, etc. for our Wild Wings exhibit. I can swing your transportation and hotel but don't think the budget will allow that for your assistant/wife, as much as I wish it could. Let me know if that is a problem. The exhibit opens Sept. 16 and we are hoping that you can install as close to that date as possible and, perhaps, be here for the opening which will have invited press. Due to issues with other exhibits, installation may have to happen prior to that. Could you give me a heads up about your availability at that time and how long you think it will take to install.

Thank you so much,

Marcia

PS. We have a program called What's Inside in which we bring appliances, computers, VCRs, etc to classrooms along with many tools. Children learn about simple machines while taking things apart. One of our best volunteers for this program was a wonderful retired engineer. You should have heard him if anyone said "Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty" instead of "Counterclockwise to loosen." I so appreciate that phrase on your emails. It brings a very fond memory to mind.

Marcia

 

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630.637.8000

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: April 24, 2006 3:11:50 PM PDT

To: Marcia MacRae <xxxx>

Subject: Re: dragonfly2

 

Marcia ~

 

Thanks for getting back to me.

 

The timing is good, as it's after my summer program is down, and the fall program hasn't started yet. (I run a kid's Art Program for my day job). Early September is the very best time of the year for me to take on something like this. I think it will take 3 days or less to install, depending on how it goes. We would like to be there for the opening, if possible.

 

Can you send me some digital snapshots of the space where you're thinking about having the installation? I'd like to see what the ceiling and walls are like, and if you have a floor plan, that would be a help too (but don't spend time making one).

 

I would really like to figure a way to bring Bodil (my wife) along. I don't care so much about getting a stipend, but if we could have some time exploring Chicago, that would make it worth while for me. She will be a big help and make the installation go smoother as well (She's a textile/installation artist). We don't need fancy lodging ~ we may even have someone in Chicago we can stay with a night or two. My goal is to do a wonderful piece for you, and bring Bodil out to see it without losing much money. Is there a way we can work that out? (She'll come in handy if we need a Danish translator, too. ;-)

 

Re:PS

"What's Inside" sounds like a good program ~ I may steal that idea from you. I think the "Counterclockwise to loosen" slogan has a few appealing  implications.  I see you also do "minicamps" ~ that's what we have called our Summer camps until this year. (We're calling them "Studios" this summer.) I didn't know that anyone else did that!

 

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: August 3, 2006 6:59:10 PM PDT

To: Kal Spelletich <xxxx>

Subject: Dragonfly ornithopter

 

--- Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com> wrote:

 

Kal ~

 

I'm supposed to do a dragonfly ornithopter for the

DuPage museum ~ a 

children's museum out side of Chicago & I'd like to

talk with you 

about it ~ get advice, etc. Can I call you? Are you

in the states 

now? What's your phone number?

 

REGARDS ~

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From: Kal Spelletich <xxxx>

Date: August 4, 2006 2:23:31 AM PDT

To: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Subject: Re: Dragonfly ornithopter

Reply-To: xxxx

 

hi larnie!

congrats on the gig!

that is great~

 

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: August 6, 2006 7:50:28 AM PDT

To: xxxx

Cc: Marcia MacRae <xxxx>

Subject: Wild Wings

 

From: "Peter Crabbe" <xxxx>

Date: August 8, 2006 1:16:15 PM PDT

To: "Larnie Fox" <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Subject: RE: Wild Wings

 

Hi Larnie,

        The  dotted line in the floor plan is an approximate representation to scale of one of your sculptures that Marcia showed to me. The dimensions should be in red. We have about 9'-0" from the ground before we start running into any light fixtures. This leaves you about 2'-0" from top to bottom [leaving a 7'-0" clearance for head room].  We may be able to stretch the top to bottom height a little further but we would need to miss the lights. Please let me know if this is an issue as we can try to work around it if needed.

 

Thanks

Peter

 

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From:         Larnie Fox

Sent:         Sunday, August 6, 2006 9:50 AM

To:    Peter Crabbe

Cc:    Marcia MacRae

Subject:     Wild Wings

 

Peter  ~

 

I'm working on a dragonfly ornithopter for the Wild Wings exhibit at the DuPage. I've been working with Marcia. I'd like to ask you a couple of things:

 

1. How big can it/should it be?

2. Can you email me (or mail me) a floor plan that can help me adjust scale and proportions?

 

Perhaps you have questions for me as well.

 

Thanks ~

 

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From: "Marcia MacRae" <xxxx>

Date: August 8, 2006 1:39:28 PM PDT

To: "Larnie Fox" <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Subject: RE: Wild Wings

 

Hi Larnie,

Has Peter gotten back to you? I hope so. The size of the ornithopter on the floor plan was taken from a coorespondence from you. You had mentioned 8.5'x11' at one point. That is what the plan would show, but I'm sure it would be helpful to see the floorplan.

I mentioned to marketing that you might be able to be here for the morning of the opening on the 16th from 9:00-11:00. Please let me know if that is possible. They would probably ask you to speak to the press, etc.

I am putting in the check request for your full amount but I have been asked to ask you for an invoice for the $900. It can be emailed to me. It is for the paperwork. I will also need your address. I am still working out the details for the most economical hotel stay in this area. Unfortunately, we are only walking distance to a bed and breakfast. All other places would require a car. How long do you think you will be staying in the area. When do you plan to arrive? I look forward to meeting you in person.

I'd love to see the Cranks Ensemble. The exhibit after Wild Wings will be on the Art of Wheels and it sounds an instrument that runs by crank may fit in. Just a thought...

Look forward to hearing from you,

Marcia

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: August 10, 2006 6:21:05 PM PDT

To: Peter Crabbe <xxxx>

Cc: Marcia MacRae <xxxx>

Subject: Re: Wild Wings

 

Thanks Peter  ~ the floor plan and the information is very helpful. I think the 2' from top to bottom is a problem to be overcome. If this thing has, say, a 9' wingspan, then being able to flap up or down only 1' will not be enough. The other places I've shown these things all had higher ceilings. I suppose I could scale the whole thing down a bit.... I could make the flapping less dramatic.... We could have it not be overhead, but more like eye level....

 

Do you have any creative solutions?

 

I'm still working with a model and drawings ~ getting supplies.

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: August 10, 2006 6:29:18 PM PDT

To: Marcia MacRae <xxxx>

Cc: Bodil Fox <xxxx>

Subject: Re: Wild Wings

 

Marcia ~

 

Thanks for putting things in place. I do plan to be there on the 16th. We'll probably be there for 6 days, but we don't have a definite plan yet. No rush with the check. I'd feel more comfortable getting it after the thing is installed and running well. As for accommodations ~ we  can stay in a hotel or with friends of your museum, and maybe friends of ours, (not settled in yet ~ just moved out there). We will rent a car, but maybe not for the entire time, so within walking distance is good.

 

After this comes off well, then we can talk about hand-cranked instruments.

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: August 10, 2006 6:55:24 PM PDT

To: Peter Crabbe <xxxx>

Cc: Marcia MacRae <xxxx>

Subject: Re: Wild Wings

 

Peter ~

 

In your floor plan, the drawing of my ornithopter goes out of the room, apparently. Where does it go? Do you have something that could give me an idea of where the lights are, and ceiling heights? Attached is a rough sketch showing approximate sizes of the thing I'm working on.

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From: "Peter Crabbe" <xxxx>

Date: August 11, 2006 7:25:19 AM PDT

To: "Larnie Fox" <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Subject: RE: Wild Wings

 

Hi Larnie,

        I think we can work around the height issue because we have about 12'-0" from the floor to the support truss. I will know for sure later today when I will get a chance to look at the lights and duct work positions more closely. If we can get the sculpture positioned between everything we will have 7'-O" clearance overhead and then another 5'-0" to work with on top of that. I agree that it would be nice to have more flapping room than 2'-0". The wall below is a 42" high knee wall designed to help define the gallery while allowing our floor staff to see the whole upper floor at any time. It will not impede the installation or the viewing of the piece at all. We thought it would look dramatic to have the artwork appearing above and protruding slightly outside of the gallery.

 

Thanks

Peter

 

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www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org

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From:         Larnie Fox

Sent:         Thursday, August 10, 2006 8:21 PM

To:    Peter Crabbe

Cc:    Marcia MacRae

Subject:     Re: Wild Wings

 

Thanks Peter  ~ the floor plan and the information is very helpful. I 

think the 2' from top to bottom is a problem to be overcome. If this 

thing has, say, a 9' wingspan, then being able to flap up or down 

only 1' will not be enough. The other places I've shown these things 

all had higher ceilings. I suppose I could scale the whole thing down 

a bit.... I could make the flapping less dramatic.... We could have 

it not be overhead, but more like eye level....

 

Do you have any creative solutions?

 

I'm still working with a model and drawings ~ getting supplies.

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: August 12, 2006 9:05:24 AM PDT

To: Peter Crabbe <xxxx>

Subject: Re: Wild Wings

 

There will be two lights for eyes ~ perhaps it would be better to have the piece facing out into the museum ~ looking like it's flying into rather than out of the room. Does it hit lights more that way?

 

Could you open the .avi I sent you?

 

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: August 12, 2006 9:08:09 AM PDT

To: Peter Crabbe <xxxx>

Subject: Re: Wild Wings

 

...somehow missing that florescent fixture....  hmmm...

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From: "Peter Crabbe" <xxxx>

Date: August 14, 2006 7:42:32 AM PDT

To: "Larnie Fox" <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Subject: RE: Wild Wings

 

I received and was able to open the sketch. The way the sculpture is currently positioned you will be able to see it from the main exhibit floor as you approach the gallery. There should be room to work with if we need to tweak the positioning. There is plenty of structural support truss overhead that can be used to support the piece. I thnk it will all work out pretty nicely.

Peter Crabbe

Assoc. Director of Exhibits & Design

T[630] 637-8000

www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org

xxxx

 

 

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From:         Larnie Fox

Sent:         Saturday, August 12, 2006 11:05 AM

To:    Peter Crabbe

Subject:     Re: Wild Wings

 

There will be two lights for eyes ~ perhaps it would be better to 

have the piece facing out into the museum ~ looking like it's flying 

into rather than out of the room. Does it hit lights more that way?

 

Could you open the .avi I sent you?

 

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: August 14, 2006 9:08:06 PM PDT

To: "Peter Crabbe" <xxxx>

Subject: Re: Wild Wings

 

Just so I understand: the room that it's in is the "Gallery" and there is a "main exhibit hall" that the dragonfly will be facing into?

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From: "Peter Crabbe" <xxxx>

Date: August 15, 2006 7:18:32 AM PDT

To: "Larnie Fox" <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Subject: RE: Wild Wings

 

Correct! The wall that is below the sculpture is could be more described as a room divider because it is only 42" high.

 

Peter Crabbe

Assoc. Director of Exhibits & Design

www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: August 15, 2006 7:59:21 AM PDT

To: Peter Crabbe <xxxx>

Subject: Re: Wild Wings

 

Sounds great. Thanks.

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From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: September 6, 2006 9:06:48 AM PDT

To: Marcia MacRae <xxxx>, Peter Crabbe <xxxx>

Cc: Bodil Fox <xxxx>

Subject: stuff

 

 

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From:         Larnie Fox

Sent:         Wednesday, September 6, 2006 11:06 AM

To:    Marcia MacRae; Peter Crabbe

Cc:    Bodil Fox

Subject:     stuff

 

The dragonfly is mostly done ~ I'm going to ship part of it, and carry part of it on the plane, I think

 

What address should we ship to?

 

When we get there, it will take us substantial time to re-assemble it. I'm hoping that we'll have time, space and tools. We'll need:

Cordless drill & bits

Various hand tools, pliers, needle nose pliers

Jig saw ~ hacksaw blade, wood blade

misc tools

 

We're going to rent a car, stay with friends part of the time, cheaper hotels part of the

 

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From: "Marcia MacRae" <xxxx>

Date: September 6, 2006 1:30:05 PM PDT

To: "Larnie Fox" <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Subject: RE: stuff

 

Hi Larnie,

You should ship to:

DuPage Children's Museum

301 N. Washington St.

Naperville, IL 60540

attn: Marcia MacRae

 

Looking forward to meeting you. Will you and Bodil be available for dinner on Wednesday evening? Peter, our designer, and I would like to take you two to dinner. Let me know if it works with your schedule.

Marcia

 

Marcia Z. MacRae

Arts Specialist

DuPage Children's Museum

www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org

Check out our blog:  www.thechildrensmuseumblog.blog-city.com

 

DuPage Children's Museum is currently closed for annual maintenance and improvements.

The Museum reopens Saturday, September 16, with  our new Interact with Art exhibit, Animals in ArtLand: Wild Wings!

Visit our web site or call 630-637-8000 for more information.

 

 

From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.com>

Date: September 7, 2006 5:53:55 PM PDT

To: Marcia MacRae <xxxx>

Cc: Bodil Fox

Subject: Re: stuff

 

Dinner on Wednesday night sounds great ~

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From: "Larnie Fox"

Date: September 14, 2006 7:03:30 AM PDT

To: "Gary Dodge"

 

Subject: reception

 

Colleen & Gary ~

 

The reception is at the DuPage Children's Museum from 9-11 on Saturday morning~

 

DuPage is at 301 Washington Street, Naperville Il, 60540 ~

630/637-8000. I hope you guys can make it. Let me know what your

schedule is. I won't be able to check emails much so give me a call ~

 ~ It's been nuts here trying to get the Dragonfly up and

running.

 

Love ~

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I finally got some things online from our recent Chicago trip. Bodil 

& I went to Chicago to install a kinetic sculpture ~ the "Dragonfly 

 

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From: Mary Behm

Date: September 28, 2006 10:52:22 AM PDT

To: Larnie Fox

Subject: Re: Dragonfly Ornithopter & Chicago Trip

 

Cool pix!  Looks like a great time and a great show.

Hi to Bodil and LIv.

 

Best,

M

 

--- Larnie Fox <larniefox~AT~gmail.com> wrote:

 

I finally got some things online from our recent

Chicago trip. Bodil  & I went to Chicago to install a kinetic sculpture ~

the "Dragonfly Ornithopter" at the Dupage Museum in Naperville. We

stayed with old friends Kaveh and Cassie. My sister Colleen and

family were able to drive down from the Menominee Reservation in

Wisconsin (5 hrs) to visit with us. We did have fun.

 

 

 

 

 

Subject: Re: Photos & Videos

 

Fox Family,

 

The Dragonfly thing was very cool!

 

And you visited my favorite city - Chicago.

I went to the park with the photo - squirting water installation - and

completely missed the bean!

So, thanks for all of the pictures.

 

Mary Cassatt is one of my favorites - actually my workplace has that exact

poster outside of my cube.

 

I have never seen Bodil's favorite Monet.  I went to France last month and

took many photos of other Monets - very nice.

 

I'm glad the Dodge family was able to join you - it looks like a really

good time!

 

Laura

 

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            From: Larnie Fox <larnie~AT~ infoflow.comxxxx>

Date: September 28, 2006 7:19:48 PM PDT

To:

Subject: Re: Photos & Videos

 

You should put any France photos online too ~ I'd love to see them. I had never seen that Monet before ~ not in any of the "Art History" books. Chicago is a very cool city. B & I were both really impressed. We like Wicker Park.

 

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From: Laura Foster

Date: October 2, 2006 10:17:52 PM PDT

To: Larnie Fox

Subject: Re: Dragonfly Ornithopter & Chicago Trip

 

How cool!  I love the dragonfly!   The crank sounds

remind me a bit of gamelon music...

 

Still working on Willits land.... big land sculpture.

Trying to get as much done before the rain.  I foresee

parties on the hillside...maybe dragonfly would like

to come...

 

My friend said he went  to the Janis musical in SF and

there was a projection of a Lisa Law picture from

"Flashing on the 60's" we had just looked at, so he

spotted my 18 year old self sitting on the bus.  That

is a s falsh.  I guess the Oscars are screeing old

documentaries, so there will be a Woodstock survivors

gathering in LA later this month too.  It would feel

terrible if we were not doing new things too.... It is

great to see you and Bodil collaborate on wings and

such...just lovely.

 

Laura

 

 

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From: Larnie Fox

Date: October 2, 2006 10:33:47 PM PDT

To: Laura Foster

Cc: Bodil Fox <xxxx>

Subject: Re: Dragonfly Ornithopter & Chicago Trip

 

Dragonfly has a standing gig in Illinois so he won't be going to Willits ~ but perhaps we could come. Maybe you need a windmill or something. I have a good new source of bamboo ~ ~ ~

 

I'd love to see that photo.  You're right about it being sad when nostalgia overpowers current life. Bodil & I are just working too damn much ~ not getting as far as we should from the work. (Take that either way...) My brother who we're close to (Tim) has a bad and worstening cancer ~ that is taking a toll for sure.

 

When can we hang out?

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