With nothing but a rake and inspiration, San Francisco artist Andrés Amador creates works that can span well over 100,000 feet of sand. They are made at low tide, generally in less than two hours.
Similar to British snow artist Simon Beck (who makes immense tracked patterns in snow), Amador’s art is short lived and natural, sometimes using kelp or other plant material or soil in designs.
There’s a fair chance you’ve seen Amador’s work already — he has been featured by the BBC, CNN, the Discovery Channel and on numerous TV programs. His artwork has appeared on beaches in the U.S. and internationally, with his primary canvas being the Northern California coastline.
Amador holds workshops about his craft from time to time, so check up on his website or get in touch if the skill appeals to the artistic beachcomber in you. —Sean McCoy