If you’ve been wondering where all the modern day Leonardo da Vinci’s are, well, here’s one. His name is Theo Jansen, a kinetic sculptor that lives in Holland. He calls his “animals” Strandbeests. Check out this video from the BBC’s Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention, Episode 1 Preview:
If that link doesn’t work, here’s the YouTube version:
And here’s Theo’s own website, Strandbeest:
Here’s his write-up on Wikipedia:
There’s also a lot more out there on him. Check him out. He’s one fascinating guy!
Waitsel Smith, February 11, 2011
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