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Friday, September 24, 2004

strandbeest

These things are amazing. They are walking wind powered machines that truly are works of art. Below is a picture of the 15ft. high Animaris Rhinoceros Transport:



A more common plastic tube construction creature:



The videos are not to be missed. Really, no picture can do this justice.

The artist, Theo Jansen, is my new hero. I wish I had something like that in me.

(Via Near Near Future)

2 Comments:

Johan Känngård said...

You might want to take a look at the Fluidiom project at http://fluidiom.sourceforge.net/ which are somewhat related to the artworks you mentioned.

- Johan, http://dev.kanngard.net

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DEATHRAGE2@VERIZON.NET said...

DAMIEN:

THANK YOU FOR POSTING THEO JANSEN STUFF ON YOUR WEBSITE. IVE GOT 6 CHILDREN WHO FLIPPED OUT WHEN THEY SAW THE PICS YOU SHOW OF THE "MONSTERS". I TOLD THEM THAT THEY WALK BY THEMSELVES.

FOR SOME REASON THE MOVIES DONT WORK. CAN YOU HELP? HOWIE.

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