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Santa Cruz Image courtesy Andres Amador Santa Cruz
Image courtesy Andres Amador

If you’re lucky enough to live in California then you of course know all the obvious benefits: warm climate, beautiful landscape, a former Hollywood Governor and of course the artworks of Andres Amador.

If you don’t frequent the sunny Cali beaches too often, you’re now in for a treat.

Amador, with the help of a rake and sometimes a few volunteers carves these geometric and organic patterns into the sand; the result sometimes up to 90,000 square feet!   His medium is a harsh critic however, with these huge works existing often for just for only a few hours. As Amador creates these beautiful pieces at low tide, the beaches provide him with just enough time to capture images from vantage points, or aerially using a quadrocopter.

__ Image Courtesy Andres Amador Ocean Beach
Image Courtesy Andres Amador
Sand-Paintings-By-Andreas-Amador_ KE-ZU 4 Santa Cruz
Image Courtesy Andres Amador
__ Image Courtesy Andres Amador Santa Cruz
Image Courtesy Andres Amador
__ Image Courtesy Andres Amador Santa Cruz
Image Courtesy Andres Amador
__ Image Courtesy Andres Amador Sutro Baths
Image Courtesy Andres Amador
Mexican Beach Image Courtesy Andres Amador Mexican Beach
Image Courtesy Andres Amador

Amador says of his fleeting works:

For me it is more about the process and less about the result. I can be a stickler for getting something the way I think I want it- which is more goal-focused. But ultimately, when it is finished, I let it go. For me the energy and draw is around the act of creation.

His reason for doing it? “Its fun. I get to be at the beach”. We hear that.

The video below shows the work involved in each artwork.  Make sure you stay up to date via Amador’s website, he gives notifications of when he’ll be undertaking one his beautiful works and you can see them for yourself.
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