Daniel Wurtzel is a kinetic sculptor who has been doing frankly amazing things with air. I never thought you could “sculpt” air. His explorations into the interaction of wind and gossamer films — often plastic films — give me a new appreciation for the profound beauty of what I used to dismiss as just “trash blowing around a parking lot”. One of the best functions of art is to do just that — to take an everyday thing and show us the beauty it has that we’ve been missing or have learned to ignore or dismiss. Have you ever seen a plastic bag blowing in the wind and just thought ‘meh’? I certainly never will again! This is amazing stuff — I think you’ll want to watch these full screen.
Ballet de Plastique:
And then there’s packing foam. Wow.
Read what he says about his art here, then check out his other cool stuff!