This summer, Theo Jensen‘s majestic kinetic sculptures will walk the sands again! Jensen is letting his Animaris Proboscis graze the winds across the sandy shorelines in the Hague, at the Chicago Cultural Centre, and several other European exhibitions.
His vision for his beasts are as follows:
“Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic material of the new nature. I make skeletons that are able to walk on the wind, so they don’t have to eat. Over time, these skeletons have become increasingly better at surviving the elements such as storm and water and eventually I want to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives.”
Born in the Netherlands, Jensen has been creating these fascinating new lifeforms since 1990. These well known sculptures from the series Strandbeest have caught the attention of many beach-goers over the decades.
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