Paintings In The Sand - Andres Amador [Pic]

Submitted by: ElectricEye 3 years ago in Misc
If you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador. He doesnt paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft.
He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever. For Andres, his art is more about the process and less about the result. He knows that it will all be temporary.






















When asked WHY he does it...The unanswerable question! Its fun. I get to be at the beach.
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To ABCanuck:

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Male 100
Serial rakist
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Male 7,031

He`s doing what Buddhist monks do when they create sand mandalas, but on a huge scale.

Except that the mandalas are so beautiful you hate to see them destroyed (but that`s the whole point) ...

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Male 38,483

Well I suppose it`s like a sand castle...only flatter. As long as he`s having fun. I take back my "waste of time" comment.
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Male 2,670
The artist seeks to remind us all of the ephemeral nature of our fleeting little lives.

Hey Mr. Artist -- nobody likes a smart-ass.
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Male 550
@Gerry1of1 Yea, waste of time. I mean, they should of AT LEAST taken a picture of it to immortalize it. . . oh wait
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Male 2,060
Gerry, precisely how many minutes makes it worth it?
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Male 94
Gerry1of1 " gone forever 30 minutes later"

I respectfully disagree. What if you take this analogy a step further and apply it to life/death, wouldnt that render all human activities pointless?
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Male 38,483

Yes they`re pretty, but what do you call it when you invest a great deal of time on something that is gone forever 30 minutes later? A waste of time.
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Male 23
it`s aliens!!
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Male 2,729
Link: Paintings In The Sand - Andres Amador [Pic] [Rate Link] - When asked WHY he does it...The unanswerable question! Its fun. I get to be at the beach.
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