If you’re lucky enough to call yourself a resident of San Francisco, California, you might have come acoss some of artist Andres Amador‘s work. Andres isn’t a painter or a sculptor – his medium of choice is a sandy beach at low tide. Using a rake to create beautiful designs in the sand (sometimes up to 100,000 sq. ft. in size), Andres spends hours creating each piece. The most magical part: he knows that his hard work will be swept away as soon as the tide comes in again.
Andres explains that his art is "more about the process and less about the result".
He is completely aware of how temporary his work is.
He uses a rope as a a guide while creating these beautiful geometric patterns.
If you ask him why he does it, Andres will give you an incredible answer...
He’ll look at you and say "The unanswerable question! It’s fun. I get to be at the beach".
If you’re lucky enough to come across one of his beach murals, take a moment to really appreciate it, because it won’t be there for long.
He uses different raking tehniques to create contrasting colors from the wet sand.
His work has also been incorporated into some very romantic marriage proposals.
Andres also provides events where he teaches others to create these designs as part of a team building exercise.
Once the tide is low enough, he says, it only takes a few hours to create the designs.
Andres’s work is gorgeous enough on its own, and the fact that it’s temporary only serves to enhance the beauty of each piece even further.
If you enjoyed seeing these works of art, please like Andres on Facebook. We also encourage you to visit his website, where you can help support his art by buying prints of his designs. Most importantly, PLEASE share his work with your friends.
Credit: Andres Amador