– Theo Jansen, “an artist who wants to sculpt the air around us”
In my free time from improving the lives of people in developing countries through low-tech yet innovative devices [how’s that for an elevator pitch for the job I don’t have yet?], I want to make beautiful mechanical things like these [Don’t just stare at the photos — check out the linked videos!]:
[Many thanks to Pete Ashton for the original photo]
[Many thanks to pt for the photo]
A Bay-area resident! Might have to go knocking on his door one of these days . . .
I am floored by how fluid they are, the complexity and precision coaxed from simple levers and pulleys and joints, the creativity in crafting beautifully foreign objects that move in natural ways . . . So unexpected and wonderful!