Monday, July 2, 2007

The kinetic sculptures of Theo Jansen

Time for a short, non-food related entry, I think.

I know it's not entirely current, seeing as how this was originally posted online almost a year ago, but I still think it's amazing. I am referring to the kinetic sculptures of Theo Jansen.

His works are wind-driven and very organic. They're like alien creatures, with wings that instead of manipulating the wind to move, are instead manipulated by the wind. Mr. Jansen is a modern DaVinci.

Since about ten years 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.

- (Theo's website)

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