Artist Theo Jansen Walks His Magnificent Kinetic Strandbeests Along the Beach in San Francisco

In 2011 we wrote about Dutch artist Theo Jansen and his Strandbeests, incredible wind-powered walking sculptures that harness the power of the wind to move forward. Recently, Jansen brought his magnificent kinetic skeletal structures to San Francisco for the very first time and walked them along Crissy Field Beach. Both KQED Arts and the San Francisco Chronicle spoke with Jansen while he was in town.

Jansen and Strandbeest in 2014.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.