Andres Amador is an artist from San Francisco.
The focus of his works for the past 15 years is the ever-evolving Earthscape Art series, inspired by his studies of calligraphy, ancient architecture, and science of all disciplines. The artwork on beaches can span over 100,000 feet (~35,000 sqmt), achievable only during low tide when the beach is revealed. With tight time constraints and big goals, he's posed with the question: ‘How does one create from within that which one is creating?’ Exploring this concept of self-creation has brought him to investigate natural and human-devised systems of structure and growth. His artworks do not last long- within minutes of finishing a piece, and often while still in progress, the returning tide begins resetting the canvas. Through this artform He has come to value the contemplative act of creation for its own sake. The entire act becomes a meditation of being in the moment, of celebrating and being at peace with life- and death. His wish is for the viewer to experience a sense of wonder, immediacy, and appreciation for the fleeting aspects of our lives.
He does not paint or carve, but he waits for the low tide to withdraw the water and his "temporary" works on the sand begin to take shape.