Strandbeests

Theo Jansen, Dutch artist and engineer, is creating extraordinary wind-mobilized creatures, strandbeests, perhaps the inspiration for those imagined in Philip Pullman‘s The Amber Spyglass. Jansen has been termed the modern Leonardo di Vinci and if you watch the fore-linked TedTalk “strandbeests,” you’ll see why due to his mathematical equations for self-locomotion as well as sketchbooks. My breath catches and imagination soars as I watch his sand creatures. Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Strandbeests”

    1. I agree…his math/spatial mind is extraordinary as his is connection with not only animate but inanimate. Thanks for your comment.

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