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Paintings In The Sand – Andres Amador [Pic]

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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Date: 02/13/14 07:46 AM

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  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
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    February 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    Link: Paintings In The Sand - Andres Amador - When asked WHY he does it...The unanswerable question! Its fun. I get to be at the beach.
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    Terial Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm
    it`s aliens!!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 12, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    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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    TheLebowski Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2014 at 8:24 am
    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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    chicagojay Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2014 at 8:29 am
    Gerry, precisely how many minutes makes it worth it?
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    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2014 at 8:36 am
    @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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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2014 at 8:55 am
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 13, 2014 at 9:51 am

    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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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    February 13, 2014 at 9:55 am

    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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    ABCanuck Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2014 at 5:05 pm
    Serial rakist
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    SminkyPinky Female 30-39
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    February 14, 2014 at 7:32 am
    To ABCanuck:

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