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Thursday, April 3, 2014

A man, a rake, a beach...

Meet Andre Amador.
He's an artist and his medium is a sandy beach.
His artwork is intricate, but can exceed 100,000 square feet.
He uses a rake to create art that will disappear when the tide comes in.

Here he is, working on a beach in California.



He uses a rope as a guide to lay out these geometric patterns.




He rakes up sand at low tide, to create contrasting sand colors.




Sometimes he helps people propose.




He says it usually takes a few hours to create his sand paintings.









Once the tide comes back in, they are gone forever.


21 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

That is really amazing, isn't it? Beautiful and really a talent to be able to envision that and then create it. I wonder if he's responsible for crop circles, too! haha.

Judy said...

That is so awesome and beautiful!!

Terra said...

He is a gifted and original artist, and how touching that his art lasts but a few hours, til the sea covers it.

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow! That is amazing. I live near the beach... maybe I should try to create some sand art? I doubt I could create anything as beautiful as this!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....I'm now thinking just how this artwork would look from a plane/helicopter...simply stunning.

linda said...

That is amazing. I would love to see them in person. He sure has lots of talent, and it is sad they go away.

Connie said...

Some would say "what a waste of time" but I would say "beautiful".
What a talent.

Jennifer said...

That is one incredible talent. So interesting, thanks for sharing!

Patsy said...

I can only wonder at such talent!
It is beautiful.

Terri D. said...

A God-given talent that only God can truly appreciate, from Heaven's view! Wow. Amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Simply Linda said...

WOW..Such lovely talent. Blessings

Brooke said...

beautiful...and sad!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

How beautiful!!! I'm not sure I would be able to do all that work just to watch it fade away.

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! I have never heard of this artist, but I love what he is doing here! I wonder why he creates something that won't last...I'm sure he must have his reasons.

I'm going to have my husband take a look at your post later. He's going to love this :0
Ceil

Maggie Ann said...

How fabulous!

Sweet Tea said...

He obviously loves what he does. Wonder how he discovered his medium? Gorgeous work. Thanks for sharing the photos!

Deb said...

These are beautiful! What an artist. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

P.S. I made your Cooking Thursday recipe and it was a big hit with the family! Thanks. Looking forward to another good one this Thursday...

Blackberry Lane said...

Awesome talent.

Mari, I don't think I have told you that we will be moving in the next few weeks. Busy packing etc. and I'll be away from my blog but we'll check in with you.

Hope you have a nice week.

Jean Stauffer said...

Absolutely incredible!!

Jenny said...

Truly awe-inspiring. I can't figure out how he gets them so perfect. I only know I would have neither hte patience nor the stamina. xoxo