Harry Houdini (1874-1926) magician, stunt performer, escapologist, film producer, actor, aviator and debunker of spiritualists, was a consummate performance artist and a phenomenon in his day. Here he is conjuring up ideas for a few of his well-known stunts. I daresay that there will never be another quite like Houdini to enthrall the people of the world the way he did.

This was created with pen and ink, charcoal and paper collage. I was in the mood to get out the scissors and glue this time. It’s fun to make stuff!