Strandbeests – A Living Artform

By Danielle Pope

One of the Strandbeests - Theo Jansen
One of the Strandbeests - Theo Jansen

For our May issue, we look at the whimsical creations of Dutch artist Theo Jansen – his “Strandbeests”. These kinetic sculptures appear to be alive as they creep and crawl across the beach, using the power of the wind.

To learn more about these incredible structures, watch the TED talk given by Jansen below where he describes his work as creating “new forms of life”:

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