Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Kinetic Sculpture by Theo Jansen

Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist who has been creating new forms of life that feed only on wind. These kinetic sculptures walk the sandy beaches fueled by wind captured in recycled plastic bottles acting as a stomach containing potential energy.

"Since 1990 I have been occupied creating new forms of life.

Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic material of this new nature. I make skeletons that are able to walk on the wind, so they don’t have to eat.

Over time, these skeletons have become increasingly better at surviving the elements such as storms and water and eventually I want to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives."

- Theo Jansen

1 comment:

SallyTV said...

I LOVE Theo Jansen!!