This Creative Sculptor Is Transforming Plastic Tubes Into Mesmerizing “Beach Animals.”

Theo Jansen is among the most gifted engineers out there, and his otherworldly creations are (almost) living proof!


The Dutch sculptor specializes in building works of art that move on their own. For 30 years, he has transformed plastic tubes and lemonade bottles into what he sees as a new kind of life-form. He calls his skeletal masterpieces Strandbeests, or “beach animals,” because of the way they glide across the sand and draw power from the wind.

“They evolved over many generations, becoming increasingly adept at surviving storms and water from the sea,” his website reads. “In redoing this creation, [Theo] hopes to become wiser in the dealing with the existing nature by encountering problems the real Creator had to face.”

Check out some strange, beautiful Strandbeests in the video below, and don’t forget to share these fascinating “creatures” with your friends.

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