Theo Jansen is an extraordinary Dutch artist. In 1990, he began building large mechanisms out of plastic tubes that are able to move on their own with simply the use of the wind. Collectively these works are known as Strandbeest which translates to 'beach animal' as all of his 'beests' live on the beach. The kinetic sculptures appear to walk and these animated works are intended to be a fusion of art and engineering. Jansen has said that "the walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds" and strives to equip his creations with their own artificial intelligence so they may avoid obstacles such as the sea, by changing course when detected.