Strandbeests Blowin' In The Wind

Image credit Loek van der Klis; and

"Theo Jansen is occupied with the making of a new nature. Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic material 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."

Dutch artist Theo Jansen makes them from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles; they are autonomous creatures that wander about the beaches on their own, feeding on the wind rather than food. The video from TED is absolutely extraordinary.

Image credit Loek van der Klis; and

If artists can harness the wind to do this, we can make it do anything. ::Strandbeest
via ::DVICE
Image credit Loek van der Klis; and

Tags: Netherlands | Recycling | TED | Wind Power


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