If you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador. He doesn’t paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft. He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever.
For Andres, his art is “more about the process and less about the result.”
He knows that it will all be temporary.
While making his beach mural explorations, he uses a rope as a guide so that he can make the geometric patterns.
When asked WHY he does it, Andre gives the best answer…
“The unanswerable question! Its fun. I get to be at the beach.”
Consider yourself lucky if you happen to stumble across one of his playa paintings, because it won’t be there long.
By raking up the wet sand at low tide, he is able to make contrasting sand colors.
He even offers his services, helping people propose.
Or even teaching others to create these beachscapes as part of a team building exercise.
According to Andres, it only takes a couple of hours once the tide is low enough to create the designs.
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.