Describing the children and families that he has met and performed for recently, Zivi Kivi says, "I was privileged to entertain them and make them laugh."
Almost three months ago, he left his job as a project manager for a software company and started full-time as a magician. He has been teaching himself the ways of magic and balloon artistry for some years now, and he has won competitions with his balloon sculptures. Looking at the balloon art in the gallery on his website, I was impressed with the complexity of his work and how expressive it is. I almost expected some of his figures to begin speaking and moving like animated cartoon characters.
Here is someone with a passion for his art form--and a desire to bring joy to others during difficult times. It's a reminder of the value of creativity and personal artistic expression in a diversity of forms. Learn more about Zivi Kivi and his work on his website, zivikivi.co.il (which you can translate from Hebrew into English using Google translate if, like me, you don't read Hebrew).