Butterfly Flipbook Machine by J. C. Fontanive
This Flipbook Machine features the orange-barred sulphur butterfly, which can be found in the Americas and Carribean.
The Flipbook Machine brings to life the ethereal beauty of hummingbirds, butterflies, and moths captured in playful perpetual flight. Created by New York based artist J. C. Fontanive in 2004. The Flipbook Machine has evolved into a special series of limited edition handcrafted artworks. From his Queens-based studio, each Flipbook Machine is meticulously crafted from scratch, adhering to age-old practices of craftsmanship. Designing the mechanism over time, the animations and machines have informed each other's development – insect wings flickering like paper, and paper cards flapping at the rate of insect wings.
2022; 4.75 x 4.25 x 5.5 inches; archival inkjet print on acid free paper, stainless steel, bearings.