13
Nov
2017

The Amazing Strandbeests


For the past 21 years, Dutch artist Theo Jansen has devoted himself to constructing ‘animals’ that can walk on the beach powered only by the wind.

In 1990, he began building large mechanisms out of PVC that are able to move on their own, known as Strandbeests, which means “beach animals” in Dutch. His animated works are intended to be a fusion of art and engineering. Theo believes that, “The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.”