September 21, 2005
Dutch artist Theo Jansen says this about himself in charmingly broken English:
Since about ten years he [Mr. 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. Eventualy he wants to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives.
What more does one need to say? They are Strandbeest, kinetic sculptures powered by the wind. Does it GET any cooler than that? Check out Mr. Jansen's site for more photographs.
Posted by MostlyForMe at 2:12 PM