This is my version of the classic Hindu Sword Basket Illusion. The magician hypnotizes his assistant then vanishes her into a basket . Next he places four swords and one staff into the basket . Is his assistant ok ? We'll see ... as the magician pulls out the swords , pieces of her costume comes with it. The magician eager to see his bare assistant opens the basket but finds it empty . To prove she's vanished the magician steps into the basket .Where has she gone? With a wave of the hand, magically she reappears for a surprise ending.
Photos by Karlo X Ramos Top Two photos by Fresquez Fotoz.
Currently residing in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Dallas, TX, the Oak Cliff born visual artist Edward Ruiz couples his current artistic interests in digital video mapping and real time sound analysis to seamlessly marry geometric sculpture, music, and mathematic technology as a means to create all encompassing sensory installations of sight, movement, and sound. Along with these artistic endeavors, Ruiz rounds out his repertoire with the mediums of resin cast sculpture, acrylic paintings, and character-driven toy-making.