Category: Sculpture

9/150: Sorel Etrog, Existentialist

Sorel Etrog (1933-2014)  is best known for his abstracted figurative sculpture, some of it currently on exhibition at Winchester Galleries in Victoria, B.C. (above). Etrog was a towering figure in Canadian modern art, as well as an accomplished writer.

The Walking Strandbeest

Dutch artist Theo Jansen has spent 20 years perfecting these giant mechanical creatures called Strandbeests that can walk on their own. With skeletons fashioned from lightweight PVC tubes, wind propels their wing-like sails, which then drives their feet to walk sideways.