Ferdinando has an impish smile, which indicates, correctly, that his magic will be fun. Ah, but behind that smile is an insightful understanding of how and why mystery is such an important part of our lives.
Most stage magicians produce wonders with little more than a smirk or a "Wow!" Not Ferdinando Buscema. In addition to his infectious warmth, his artful conundrums and his consummate showmanship, Ferdinando uses magic as a portal into consciousness itself: the nature of perception, the spells of language, and the cosmic power of astonishment
Ferdinando is no ordinary stage magician. While his sleight-of-hand elegance thrives beyond all standards, it is his sleight-of-language that reveals his ultimate mastery. Buscema is a man who understands the Mind and its entrapments and through his stage magic reveals its countless trapdoor limitations, taking you a long way into awe-stricken wonderment.
William Michael Nourse, Hollywood screenwriter
Ferdinando has been able to bring back the noble profession of magic into the 21st century. As he practices this demanding art, he aims not just to entertain, but to use illusion to provoke reflection on how we see and interpret the world. In other words, he is a philosopher - or psychologist - who shows us concretely the limits of our everyday understanding of reality. And he does so in a way that is both elegant and amusing. One wishes all learning was as enjoyable, and all enjoyment as profound.