Hummingbird Flipbook Machine


Hummingbird Flipbook Machine

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This motor-driven Flipbook Machine brings images to life through paper and mechanics.
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Motor Driven

Flipbook Machine

The Black-Throated Mango is a tropical hummingbird found in South America. It sports a distinctive maroon-colored tail and slightly decurved black bill.


J. C. Fontanive

J. C. Fontanive was born and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and received his BA from Syracuse University, and an MA from The Royal College of Art, London. His work has been shown at various museums and galleries around the world. Fontanive lives and works in New York, NY.
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Origin New York
Dimensions 5.5 x 4.25 Inches
Material Stainless Steel, Motor, Electronics, Paper

This motor-driven Flipbook Machine brings images to life through paper and mechanics. Flipping pages make these handmade sculptures live in real sound and space. Creatures flit and flicker by to awaken the poetry of movement and inspire through nature and invention.

Created by kinetic artist J. C. Fontanive in 2004 and handmade in his NYC studio. Each machine is hand-crafted from Stainless Steel and inlayed with individual archival inkjet prints on acid-free paper.

Black-Throated Mango. Released in 2021 by J. C. Fontanive with original artwork by Sheila Fontanive. Motor-Driven. Limited Edition of 75.

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