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Andres Amador's Beach Paintings

Posted by Josh Rothman  March 21, 2012 01:07 PM

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All this warm weather suggests that, in a few weeks' time, we'll be hitting the beach -- the perfect place to imitate the impermanent sand-paintings of Andres Amador:


Amador works in San Francisco; sometimes he constructs the sand paintings himself, while other times he leads a team -- sometimes fellow artists, sometimes schoolkids. On his website, Amador explains that he started out as an environmental conservation worker in Ecuador; later, he writes, "the incredible canvas of the beach revealed itself to me."

Via Colossal, who also point out these snow paintings and beach and land drawings. I especially love the latter, by the artist Jim Denevan; his land paintings are more geometric and minimalist:

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