Walking Sand Toys – Theo Jansen

Artists have always been a source of wonder and inspiration.

This week we were introduced to Diane Rose who uses her imagination and her sewing machine to make her beautiful appliquéd quilts even though she is completely blind.

Theo Jansen is another passionate artist with an incredible imagination. For 20 years he has been redesigning, tweaking and fine tuning his creations to the point that he thinks of them as his own offspring.

He thinks of his art as creating life and he compares – his own experience with his creations – to how God must feel about us.

We can only watch in awe and wonder.

However, it is written:
“No eye has seen,
No ear has heard,
No mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those
who love him”
1 Cor. 2:9 NIV

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16 Responses to “Walking Sand Toys – Theo Jansen”

  1. Rose Matinac says:

    That was a wonderful creation!

  2. Annie says:

    Better than anything in Tate Modern London !
    A Dutch admirer,

  3. greeenpro says:

    Truly amazing. This gave me the Jesus bumps!

  4. JOY says:

    INCREDIBLE!!!nothing is impossible with god!

  5. robert thomin says:

    wow!! what talent he has.

  6. Tikkie says:

    Really wonderful.it all points to the wonderful Creator who made so many wonderful things in this world

  7. Rose says:

    Wonderful. He is real talented. There is nothing impossible with God.
    Praise God for His gift.

  8. Libnygp says:

    Faith, imagination, talent, resources, dedication and perhaps more. If a man can do this, can we ‘imagine’ what God can do?

  9. Jon says:

    Truly amazing! These creations assure me that we are all children of God.

  10. Greg Castro says:

    God gave Theo the brain and he uses it very well.

  11. Esther, jamshedpur says:



  12. timothy says:

    We all have a God given talent, each of us is unique… due to jealousy, for the most of us are blinded by this… this jealousy is the motive to Greed… trust me you have a God given Gift, all of you.

  13. TA says:

    This man has an awesome gift of imagination.

  14. amy says:

    wow! very amazing… he has a gift….

  15. N.Samuel says:

    Awesome and wonderful. This marvellous invention perfectly reveals that our God is a all wise God and we should obey his commands and love him wholeheartedly.

  16. N.Samuel says:

    Awesome and wonderful. Really this invention is perfectly shows that our God is a all wise and great god and we should love him wholeheartedly.

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