Magic Carpet by Daniel Wurtzel

Wurtzel is more of a magician than an artists. His art is about “transform(ing) ordinary matter into something extraordinary,” as per the personal statement on his website says. His most famous pieces propell aerodynamic materials such as lightweight fabric, flower petals, and Styrofoam using fans and other air devises. In his work Magic Carpet (2011) a red fabric seems to magically float in the center of the room. The cloth is actually held in place by air currents created by eight fans. Music from the film ‘American Beauty – Plastic Bag Theme’ (See Plastic Bag Scene)