Artist Andres Amador is no stranger to the residents of San Francisco. He is an artist that creates very beautiful designs on sandy beaches when the tide is low. He typically only uses some rope and a rake to create beautiful masterpieces in the sand. He will sometimes spend hours creating very beautiful pieces of art. His artwork has made it so he’s been featured on NBC Evening News, Al Jazeera, CCTV, The Today Show, BBC, CNN, and The Discovery Channel. While his work has been created all over the world, his home is in Northern California. Check out his work below.
Sometimes he uses just a rake to get the piece going, while other times he may use a rake and a rope.
He calls this one Flow.
A fun piece done in about an hour while passing through Santa Cruz on his journey to Mexico. This is called Bubbles II.
It is amazing how he can imagine a piece of artwork like this, and create it on the sandy beaches touching his feet.
He knows that it will only be temporary.
Sometimes while he’s working, the tide will start to raise, erasing his efforts.
He said, this “provides an opportunity to reflect upon the nature of impermanence, serving as a reminder that the act of joyous creation is its own reward.”
It would be breathtaking to stumble across one of his pieces of work.
Not only do you have the ocean as your backdrop, but you have artwork at the tip of your toes.
It’d be interesting to see how he thinks of the design for each piece and what he does to plan it out.
These pieces are massive and beautiful, and will only last a few hours if he’s lucky.
He creates the pieces for everyone to enjoy, knowing they will be gone soon.
What an amazing concept! It’s much different from building a sand castle or two while at the beach.
He took the creativity of writing your name in the sand, and made it explode into something much more.
You can see the water slowly creeping up on this piece. Soon it’ll be just a memory.
This really gives you some perspective on just how large his pieces are.
What an inspiring piece of art with its very own message.
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This artwork is really incredible. I can’t believe the amount of time and effort he puts into each of these pieces, knowing that the tide will rise and wash it away. I would love to see some of his work in person, if only I would be lucky enough one day.