Leggy kinetic sculptures made of PVC piping, zip ties, and duct tape took a walk along Crane Beach Saturday. Hundreds of visitors gathered to watch the “Strandbeests” as they are known take their first steps, pushed along by wind catching their sails or pulled along by volunteers.

These eerily life-like creations are the product of Dutch artist Theo Jensen, and will be displayed as part of an exhibition of his work opening September 19 at the Peabody Essex Museum.More →