Arc 'arckyarc' Castanares

that's me!


Andres Amador is a San Francisco-based artist. His artwork can span over 100,000 feet, achievable only during low tide. With tight time constraints and big goals, he is posed with the question: ‘How does one create from within that which one is creating?’ Exploring this concept of self-creation has brought Andres 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. This provides an opportunity to reflect upon the nature of impermanence, serving as a reminder that the act of joyous creation is its own reward. His ultimate desire with displaying the artwork is to bring a sense of wonder and immediacy to the viewer.”

I wish I can see his art work one day.
He’s ‘performing’ it regularly in San Francisco since 2004 till now!

Check out his website for more:


A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach

if you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador. He doesn’t paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft. He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever.


Sand Paintings by San Francisco-area landscape artist Andres Amador

"My work metaphorically explores the fundamental ways that humans experience reality through patterns: patterns of energy, patterns of light, patterns of form."


Temporary Sand Paintings by Andres Amador

Andres’ work exists gloriously for only a few brief moments before the tides overtake it… just long enough to get some great photos, of course.

(via: colossal)