Posts Tagged ‘natural form’

“To make my animals, I try to make a new nature. I don’t want to copy the existing nature.” Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist who sculpts new forms of life from PVC. He calls them “strandbeests,” which is Dutch for “beach creatures,” and they cruise the coastline powered by wind, or — in certain more […]



Walking on Fine Sand Beach the other day, I came across a series of rivulets that reminded me of this famous passage from the “Spring” chapter of Walden: Few phenomena gave me more delight than to observe the forms which thawing sand and clay assume in flowing down the sides of a deep cut on […]