The Purple-Throated Euphonia is a song bird species found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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 Purple-Throated Euphonia 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.