Theo Jansen

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Theo Jansen spends his time creating sculptures that walk on the power of the wind. They are made almost entirely out of plastic tubing. These creatures are incredibly neat and intricate, they come in many different shapes and sizes. Theo Jansen has even developed different species of his creatures, and he has hopes of these animals surviving on their own and living in herds on the beaches of Scheveningen, Holland.

“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 storm 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