For Andres Amador, the beach is a canvas that most resonates with his artistic flair.
Inspired by his study of calligraphy, ancient architecture, and science of all disciplines, the Sierra Nevada-based artist has spent the last 15 years on his beach-based Earthscape Art series.
The artwork on beaches can span over 100,000 feet, achievable only during low tide when the beach is revealed. The fractal and geometric designs exist only for a short timeframe and often while the artist is in the midst of fashioning his designs on to sand, the returning tide begins resetting the canvas.
Andres Amador said: “With tight time constraints and big goals, I am posed with the question: ‘How does one create from within that which one is creating?’ Exploring this concept of self-creation has brought me to investigate natural and human-devised systems of structure and growth.
“Through this artform I have come to value the contemplative act of creation for its own sake. The entire act becomes a meditation of being in the moment, of celebrating and being at peace with life- and death. My wish is for the viewer to experience a sense of wonder, immediacy, and appreciation for the fleeting aspects of our lives.”
The San Francisco-born artist has also spent time involved in the Burning Man festival, where he created large-scale, site specific installations using locally sourced, biodegradeable materials.
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