Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dutch Wind Sculptor Creates New Form of Life!


I have to thank my friend Charlie Spillar for this BBC Video about the Dutch sculptor Theo Jansen and his "Strandbeests". 


The man is pure genius, and I'm in awe of his vision!




8 comments:

Gail said...

Amazing!

Lauren said...

isn't he wild? what dedication.

Alison said...
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T said...

Pure genius.

T said...

That's Trish in the previous comment, Lauren!

Valerianna said...

Hi Lauren - I showed a longer video of Theo to my Myth & Symbol class the other day.... interesting responses! A few were amazed, some were wondering what the "function" was or why he did it. That led to a short discussion about the nature of art. I asked, what about it just being amazing, does it have to be more?
They are so environmentally minded, that they weren't sure.... but they did think it was amazing just the same, aside from the 18-22 year old angst!

I, personally, LOVE the way the creatures move, I'm mesmerized by that!

Lauren said...

hi valeriana,

interesting! funny that they are so concerned with the "purpose" of the art.
I love the dedication this man has given to his art, his imaginative relationship to what he creates.

stephen husy said...

This is my first time i visit here. I found so much entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! Keep up the good work

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