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Beautiful Sand by Andres Amador

Posted: December 26th, 2009 | Author: Todd | Filed under: artifacts, landscape architecture | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

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Andres Amador an artist operating out of the creative miracle that is the San Francisco Bay Area creates beautiful, expressive patterns in the sand of beaches at low tide. Attendance at Burning Man in 1999 (just before the world was scheduled to end if you recall) set him on a path exploring the expressive arts with a particular interest in flow. While his website is not as lovely as his work I do love the amazing photos, his simple, heartfelt explanation in general and this line in particular: “To wield a flow instrument is to learn to listen to one’s self.”

Andres credits many sources of inspiration but presumably it is this flow of self-aware body movement that is the primary contributor to his creations. They really are quite remarkable and worth the time spent clicking through the photos on his site which also contains some videos and even an interview on CNN. He also does light sculptures, gives workshops and insights into team building which are probably much more interesting than anything you’ve experienced through your HR department.

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One Comment on “Beautiful Sand by Andres Amador”

  1. 1 jzerger said at 1:18 am on December 29th, 2009:

    Neat! Thanks for sharing. I like that this is such a democratic form: anyone with a rake and a little patience can do their own.