Andres Amador Creates Huge Sand Designs on the Beach

Andres Amador is an artist from San Francisco who has been drawing big designs on sandy beaches for nearly two decades. He creates various patterns, from mandalas to geometric designs and more, and they are all temporary—they disappear the moment the water returns to shore.

“The focus of my work for the past 15 years is the ever-evolving Earthscape Art series, inspired by my study of calligraphy, ancient architecture, and science of all disciplines,” Amador told My Modern Met. “The artwork can span over 100,000 feet, achievable only during low tide when the beach is revealed.”

Before becoming interested in sand art, Amador did sculptural work. He loved the geometric side of it and enjoyed studying the forms. That lead him to explore landscape art and the rest is history.

Amador often finds inspiration in nature. This helped him develop a technique where he portrays the interaction between various elements and lets the final result surprise him. The artwork “emerges,” as he says, without specific direction or intent.

Check out his work below and visit his Instagram page for more.