Maybe you have seen photos of his work but chances are you have never seen one in person. Andres Amador uses sand, well really entire beaches, as the medium to produce his art. While the works are rather massive, they sadly only last for a short while.
Andres typically gives himself just a few hours to work, moving quickly with his rake to complete each piece before the tide rises and wipes his canvas clean. With so much effort going into each piece, some may be left wondering… “Why bother?”
To Andres, his work “provides an opportunity to reflect upon the nature of impermanence, serving as a reminder that the act of joyous creation is its own reward.”
Those who enjoy art but are not artists themselves tend to admire the final product, but do not always appreciate the process. Andres’ work is a testament to that process; it brings “peace, focus and the joy of a challenge.” He begins each piece knowing that his efforts will be erased, sometimes even before completion. But, to Andres, “the artform is a practice of process over product.”
Oh… and we don’t even have to get into the fact that he gets to spend all day at the beach. #ToughLife
Learn more about Andres and his art on his website: http://www.andresamadorarts.com/