Video "The City Exposed: Earthscapes" a profile of Andrés Amador
Video flyover of an Earthscape artwork in Point Reyes State Park California
Video Andrés Amador documentary and interview by Canadian Discovery Channel
Artist's Image Credits, Copyrights and Website and google+ link
In the beach mural exploration (aka: playa paintings, beach art) I use a rake to etch designs onto the beach during the low tide. Raking exposes the wetter sand, causing a color difference between the raked and unraked sand.
The best unintended compliments I have received were from folks thinking the pattern was somehow naturally occurring.
There is an esoteric fractal quality of being within the pattern that is being made- it feels to have relevance in other aspects of my life, of building a larger pattern from the inside, not fully knowing what is resulting. And I enjoy wowing people with the creations, of bringing wonder and beauty into the world.
For me the energy and draw is around the act of creation. I know this because even on days when everything goes wrong and there's no way a 'finished' piece can result (rogue waves wash away a huge section prematurely, the sand has washed away leaving only pebbles, a parade of dog walkers shows up (yes all these have happened!))
In the end our lives are about the experiences we've had, not the things we have held on to. And in the face of certain erasure, in the face of our own personal, inevitable demise, the act of rallying forces on behalf of creation and beauty is a declaration of one' existences in the face of a seemingly indifferent ocean of reality. I really like that metaphor- it encourages and propels me." Artist's website
Most of Andrés Amador's work is in Northern California, Southern California's Channel Islands off the coast of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and México.
He is an artist-for-hire world-wide for individual commissions, education teachings, team building exercises, special occasion event art creation (for example beach weddings), ceremonial and transformative workshops.
Art prints and postcards of his work are for sale.
Video Timelapse of a beach mural "Kelp III" by Andrés Amador
Video timelapse Playa Painting "Cells III" by Andrés Amador at Stinson Beach California
Video timelapse Playa Painting "Cells at Stinson Beach" by Andrés Amador at Stinson Beach California
Video timelaspse "Mandala- guided group Playa Painting" by Andrés Amador at Ocean Beach, San Francisco