Earthscape Artist Andres Amador

Found this artist via some friends on Facebook and had to post about it. Andres Amador is a visual artist based out in San Francisco, California whose mediums are primarily the beach and a rake. His work is so fascinating mainly due to the fact of its scale and transient nature. During low tides, he ventures out to create these large artistic visions by raking up the wet sand to create contrast and uses ropes as a guide to create the geometric shapes. He draws inspiration from patterns in nature and uses it to bring the attention of his viewers to the here and now. To take a minute from everything and soak in the moment and beauty that at any second could be washed away. 

I love his art and ideology that his work is kind of like "standing up with pride in the face of our own immortality." He cares more about the process and less about the result, as any artist should. It's should be more about the journey and thought process, something I'm discovering more of everyday. Take a look at some of his work below and an interview he did. 

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The artist - Andres Amador

The artist - Andres Amador

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I can only laugh and appreciate that I had the opportunity to do it at all because any day at the beach is a good one.
— Andres Amador
His work can take hours to create and minutes to destroy. 

His work can take hours to create and minutes to destroy. 

This is my favorite one, because it resembles how the top of the water looks. Almost like a fossilization of the ocean at one point. 

This is my favorite one, because it resembles how the top of the water looks. Almost like a fossilization of the ocean at one point. 

His work can sometimes be over 100,000 sq. ft.  

His work can sometimes be over 100,000 sq. ft.