Originally developed by Dutch artist Theo Jansen, Strandbeests are kinetic sculptures that look like spooky, self-propelled undersea creatures. Two sculptors in Portland, Oregon, Mike Page and David Lansdowne, have recreated the leggy "beest" out of wood. Here it takes its first dainty steps.
Jansen is profiled in the New Yorker this week, and you can see the Strandbeest in action in this segment by the BBC:
For more work by Mike Page and David Lansdowne, visit http://www.d-o-t-u.com/.