Looking out across the beaches of San Francisco, you’re likely to see beautiful sand, crashing waves, and people sunbathing or flying a kite. If you’re really lucky, though, you may get a chance to see Andres Amador as he creates one of his “earthscapes,” the name he gives to the insanely gorgeous, and massive, designs he draws in the sand. And they are incredible.
Amador steps and leaps swiftly over the beach, dragging his rake as it scrapes the top layer of the sand, revealing the darker, wet sand below.
“I kind of consider that I’m painting, is what it feels like. But I’m using my whole body and the rake is the brush. I start just before low tide and end just after low tide, so that when it’s coming back I’ve used up the area that it had already left behind,” Amador says.
Despite their intricacy, each design only takes about two hours to complete.
Although Amador does many of his designs simply for the joy and beauty of it, he says he’s also available for hire and has created earthscapes to serve as a backdrop for memorial services and marriage proposals, among others. He also hosts workshops and outings.
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Be sure to check out more of Andres Amador’s amazing work at his website: www.andresamadorarts.com and follow him on Facebook. Don’t forget to share with your friends to spread the word and let this man receive the recognition that he so rightfully deserves!