- Archival inkjet print on acid-free paper, stainless steel, aluminum, bearings, motor, and electronics
- 4" x 4" x 6"
"This piece is another collaboration with my sister Sheila. She painted the birds and plants, and I animated them and built the machine. This bird seems to keep flying – soaring high and low – through the leaves and branches."
- J.C. Fontanive
This artwork is a limited edition of 75, this specific piece is #8/75. The flipbook machine is powered by USB and lasts 72 hours of operation off one charge. It includes an on/off power switch and a keyhole for wall-mounting.
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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 Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Monash University Museum of Art, The Oliver Ranch Foundation, Columbus Metropolitan Library, The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Gulbenkian Foundation, Tyler Museum of Art, Museum Meermanno Huis van het Boek, The Hague, The Nassau Museum of Art, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland, The Center for Book Arts, The Contemporary Art Society, London, among others. Fontanive won the 2018 Brooke and Hap Stein Emerging Artist Prize, MOCA Jacksonville and The Desmond Preston Drawing Prize, The Royal College of Art, and has also been awarded the residency at The Marble House Project, VT. Fontanive lives and works in New York, NY.