Theo Jansen Strandbeest Mere words cannot describe the magic beauty of these kinetic sculptures. Dutch artist and inventor Theo Jansen has brought sticks and string and pipes to life as these creatures that walk along the sand of the beach, powered by the wind. The simple leg mechanism is fascinating, not just for it’s uncanny motion, but as a potential “reinvention” of the wheel.

Please watch the video on YouTube and be amazed!

See Theo Jansen’s website or the Wikipedia entry on him for more.