Theo Jansen’s strandbeests need no food

I’ve always admired people who seem to be endlessly dedicated to a certain cause – that they pursue and work on for most of their lives. Theo Jansen, a kinetic sculptor of Holland is one of those artists.

For over 20 years he’s been creating kinetic sculptures, called strandbeests, made of PVC. The power of wind makes them moving so they walk around the beach, looking like giant beasts, realistic in surreal kind of way.

Theo Jansen‘s animals need no food and in their creator’s dream, they will some day  live permanently on the Holland’s sand dunes.

Take a look at the strandbeest video below – and be amazed… 🙂

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Image credit: Adam Styles from New Zealand, Artist and craftsman by nature, engineer by trade.

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Most of all Daria enjoys creating, designing, taking photos of, writing about and sharing all the beautiful, cheerful things and moments. She finds them everywhere she goes. And tons of fun people, too!

Hamish - May 1, 2013

Those are amazing creations. Loved the video. Seen it before, but it’s worth watching over and over.

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