Ryan Strand Greenberg

You Are Magic Actually

You Are Magic

Video by Joseph Amsel

Mural Arts Philadelphia and curator Ryan Strand Greenberg present artist Alicia Eggert's 'You Are Magic', a large-scale, interactive, inflatable sculpture designed to inspire wonder and evoke the power of collaboration. 'You Are Magic' is an original artwork created for Arlington County, Virginia as part of the Arlington Art Truck program.

When two people hold hands with each person touching one of the handprint kiosks, the deflated sculpture comes to life, expanding into the words, "You Are Magic." The sculpture fills with air, growing larger and brighter the longer the participants hold hands. As soon as they release their hands, the circuit is broken, and the sculpture deflates into a crumpled pile of fabric on the ground.

Features: Naked Philly

  • Project Partners: Mural Arts Philadelphia, Cherry Street Pier, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Arlington Art Truck, Parkway Council Foundation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and Schuylkill River Development Corporation. 

  • Special Thanks: Nicole Allen White, Josh Nims, Cynthia Connelly, Sarah Eberle, Basmah Sorathia, Tennis Michaelson, Robert Carter, Amalia Wiatr Lewis, Wefilm Philly, and Joseph Amsel