Theo Jansen's kinetic sculptures are hard to define as they teeter on the border between engineered, manmade sculpture and magnificent, benevolent beasts. Powered by the wind, his Strandbeests articulate movements that make them roll, crawl and twirl with nature. They store air pressure in their recycled plastic bottle stomachs that allow them to move whilst wind is not present.

Fascinating videos of his work can be found at his website and on YouTube.

via Inhabitat

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