Strandbeest

January 17, 2008


Theo Jansen is a kinetic sculptor from the netherlands. From his website: “Since about ten years Theo Jansen is occupied with the making of a new nature. Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic matierial of this new nature. He makes skeletons which are able to walk on the wind. Eventually he wants to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives.”
The movement of his creatures is truly beautiful…

There is also a cool TED talk with him: The art of creating creatures
Like one viewer comments on TED: “The man is clearly mad, but in a brilliant, inspiring way.”
Exactly. Makes me wish to be called “mad” too.

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One Response to “Strandbeest”

  1. hopeshow Says:

    Wow. You must need a lot of inspiration to be a kinetic sculptor. How do you get focused. I used to be a painter and I drew inspiration from hopeshow.tv.


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