Drawing is one of the best art to have in the world. Different strokes with a different expressions. There are artists who really are good in drawing and painting but what about sand drawing in the seashore. Looking out across the beaches of San Francisco, you’re likely to see beautiful sand, crashing waves, and people sunbathing or flying a kite.
Andres Amador, 42, is an “earthscape artist.” He uses rope and a rake to create large geometric drawings on beaches. His work can span an entire beach often covering 9,300 square meters (100,000 square feet) in area and usually takes little longer than two hours to create. That’s useful, for his canvas is ephemeral, often subject to rogue waves, high tides (he always sculpts during low tide) and dogs.
According to This is Colossal, etches massive sand drawings onto beaches during full moons when his canvas reaches its largest potential. Using only a rake and often several helpers the geometric and organic shapes are slowly carved into the sand, often interacting with the physical topography like the stones in a zen garden. The works exist for only a few moments, just long enough to snap a few photographs before being completely engulfed by the encroaching tide. Amador has also collaborated on a number of killer marriage proposals, the question popped as part of his elaborate drawings viewable from an elevated distance.
During his interview in CNN, he said that;
“I drew one circle and [explained to my friend] the meaning it has had for people; two overlapping circles and the line between their centers; three overlapping circles which form a triangle,” Amador tells CNN. “I suddenly realized that all of the crop circle reconstructions I had been studying start in this exact way, which establish reference points for everything that follows. It felt like a bolt from the heavens, in which I had a vision that I could do enormous designs on the sand.”
Amador hopes to inspire people to “follow what brings you joy.”
“I did this art for many years without pay simply because it was so enlivening to do so,” says Amador. “If I can inspire others, I hope that I can offer the message that the path is more important than the destination that the journey should be the focus. When one is experiencing joy, then the world also receives that joy. And the world can always use more joy.”
People may think he has always been artistic and creative, but Amador actually has a seemingly unlikely inspiration: math. He says that when he was growing up, he never actually visited the beach and it wasn’t until he started studying forms of geometry around the world like crop circles, ancient architecture, and sacred geometry that the idea came to him.
Despite their intricacy, each design only takes about two hours to complete. But still, after all that work, does Amador have a hard time letting his creations go? It doesn’t seem like he says he does it more for the process instead of the result. Heis truly an impermanent sand painting artist.