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Amazing Beach Art - Andres Amador

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posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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Ran across this today and thought it was pretty cool. I wonder if anyone that stumbled upon them thought crop circles?

The works usually take a couple of hours and he sometimes has help. What a novel way to spend some time on the sands.

Artist Andres Amador has been at it again, carving intricate artworks in the sand – only for them to be washed away by the sea just hours later.
The American artist has been creating a series of new designs, spending hours painstakingly carving giant doodles on the beach, some spanning a massive 300 by 500 foot.
He uses Google Earth to pick out the best beaches for his designs. He then patiently waits for a full moon to make sure tides are low enough for him to complete his design before it is washed away by the sea.


Mr Amador carefully sketches each pattern and geometric design in a sketchbook, before recreating the grand design in the sand using nothing more than a garden rake.
The 40-year-old from San Francisco said he has been using the beach as his canvas for the last 12 years and his artwork was originally inspired by the crop circles phenomenon in the UK.


He said: 'One day while on the beach and was explaining aspects of geometry to a friend, creating circles and triangles on the beach.
'It was then that it occurred to me that I could do these designs in the sand, that their size could be virtually unlimited and that the most perfect beach to work on was near to my home in San Francisco.
'My designs are inspired by patterns in nature, such as ripples in water, cracks in mud.


Stretch canvas: Some of artist Andres Amador's creations span up to 300 by 500 foot, covering great swathes of the beach near his home in San Francisco


Making tracks: Andres Amador designs his works in a sketchbook, before calculating how best to get his designs on the shore

Intricate geometric designs: Mr Amador's designs are inspired by crop circles that appear in fields in the UK.
Disappearing again: Andres Amador's creation is gradually washed away - but the artist does not mind his work vanishing at the end of each day

Inspired by nature: Andres Amador's designs are in keeping with their surroundings along the coast near San Francisco




'Some designs can take years to develop whereas there have been other times when I've sketched a possible design on the way to the beach.
'Once on the beach I generally give myself two hours to work. For more ambitious designs I'll bring together friends and fans to help me.'
Andres said he didn't mind that the sea washed away all his hard work; it simply wiped the slate clean for him to create a new design the following day.
Working in the fresh air and walking barefoot in the sand means there is never a bad day at the beach, he said, even if his design does not work out.
The artist took his rake to the UK to carve a design in a new setting in November, taking part in Jersey's World Beach Art Championships. Creators from across the globe gathered to draw temporary masterpieces on Britain's chilly beaches - at least until the tide washed them away.


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Peace,
spec
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posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Very cool! I sometimes wonder if things like this help solve SOME/MOST of the mystery to crop circles.

Here's a similar artist who works with snow:



Just google 'snow crop circles.'



posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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Very cool speculativeoptimist S&F from me


I was thinking along the same lines AshleyD



posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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It does seem to be an applicable art form for such endeavors. I would like to see a time lapse vid of him making these, and what tools he uses, if any.

Thanks for the reply,
spec



posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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Thank you Eric. These would make some fine marketing tools eh?


spec



posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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Already being done;

www.curbmedia.com... click on the tagging sections

inhabitat.com... more examples



posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 11:42 AM
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Well touche' on that my man!



posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 09:43 AM
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I thought this thread would have gotten more attention that it has..


Here's a "bump" for you speculativeoptimist because I think the art form is pretty cool;

Sand Man - The Sand Art of Peter;



Circlemaker make formation for News Of The World;



Le fou des Arcs ( sorry in French but still shows the process);




posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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Thanks for the addition

I think the next time I am at the beach, I am going to do a similar project using fractals. I like the way he included shells and such.
The snow guy must be in shape huh? I wonder how many linear miles he walked? I'd have to have some good wool socks for that I bet!

Peace,
spec



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 12:57 AM
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I'm sure it will be a fun project for you...me on the other hand, I'm thinking about adding to this existing project by taking photos in my area;

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 18 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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Sounds like a good project Eric, let me know if ya do it. Makes me think some face portraits on the beach would be cool too.

spec



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