The Black-Throated Mango is a tropical hummingbird found in South America. It sports a distinctive maroon-colored tail and slightly decurved black bill.
A project commissioned by the Art in Embassies U.S. Department of State program, the paintings and animation are made by the brother and sister Sheila and J. C. Fontanive. The Black-Throated Mango is a bird found on the grounds of the US Embassy in Paraguay, and now in The Flipbook Machine!
The 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.