Aesthetic Explorations: Theo Jansen and His Strandbeest

Theo Jansen, a dropout physicist become artist, has created his very own aesthetic. In 1980, Jansen began with 1500 combinations of 11 linkage sizes. Using a new technology at the time, a computer was utilized to dwindle the different configurations down to just one golden combination, the “eleven holy numbers”. These numbers allowed for the…
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Sand Picture Frame: Update and 20th Century Design Movement Influences

If you haven’t been following this project, I am building a sand picture frame as shown in the image below. (My first prototype) First Sand Picture Frame Prototype I will break this post into two sections, the first is a quick update on the progress since the last post, the second section will cover the…
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