Working with Metals
Since 2007, Fontanive has called Ridgewood, Queens home for his studio, where he creates each Flipbook Machine from scratch. His workspace resembles more of a workshop than a traditional studio, reflecting his love for machining and metalwork. Here, each element is meticulously handcrafted by the artist, including a unique motor driven mechanism. Staying true to time-honored craftsmanship, Fontanive's dedication to tradition is evident, each robust artwork emanates a refined gentleness, mirroring the grace of the creatures it brings to life.