A couple of weeks later, we went on another sketching outing to San Francisco's world-famous Exploratorium to document an exhibition of Theo Jansen's curious wind-powered "Strandbeests".
Jansen's whimsical premise is that the Strandbeests are living creatures that evolve over the generations, so naturally I had to record the genealogy chart on the wall of the exhibit.
There was also a demonstration of Scott Parenteau's human-operated Tinspider, complete with atmospheric artificial fog.
The evening culminated in the reanimation of a huge "extinct" Strandbeest. It honestly did feel a little bit occult!
And here's one last beast for the road, courtesy of the Academy of Sciences.