Sand Paintings

With a rake as his only tool, San Francisco based artist Andreas Amador creates large scale sand paintings primarily on beaches along the California coast. Andreas usually waits for a full moon to make sure the ocean’s tides are low enough for him to complete his designs before they’re permanently washed away. Honestly beautiful.

(images via here, here, and here)

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  1. Absolutely magical!

    What a great post guys – going to pin a couple of these!

    xoxo
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  2. courtney wrote:

    wow.

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  3. Beautiful patterns!

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  4. january wrote:

    that is so enchanting
    january, x
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  5. Becca wrote:

    These are so cool! I wonder how much time they take to create.

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  6. Tabetha wrote:

    How wonderfully surreal~*

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  7. PopLove wrote:

    These really are fantastic. I have a lot of respect for an artist who isn’t afraid to create something knowing that in its very nature is not permanent… I could never do that!
    If I ever showed up to a beach strewn with these beauties, I don’t think I could stand walking over these!

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  8. Woooooow!!
    Magical!!!

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  9. These are amazing! Such a shame that it’s not permanent!

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  10. Jen wrote:

    oh my goodness, these are incredible! x

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  11. Jessie wrote:

    honestly nothing could make me more excited about summer right now. i am just so excited. this weather is such a tease in preparation.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  12. I am always suprised at the tools people are capable of using to create art. It’s amazing to see that anything can be used as amedium for your own creative instinct!
    Material Fixations

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  13. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww. Speechless!
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  14. Joyce Chen wrote:

    Honestly, WTF.

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  15. Wow, that’s awesome! I’ve never seen anything like that before!

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  16. Ting wrote:

    These are kind of amazing.

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  17. Jan Whitebear wrote:

    These are GORGEOUS! I’d LOVE to see these in person!

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  18. Erika wrote:

    Wow…makes my beach art look amateur! Very cool, thanks for sharing.
    xox
    E

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  19. Kim wrote:

    Soo beautiful photos!

    Thanks

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  20. Kim wrote:

    Soo beautiful!!

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  21. laura wrote:

    I love this! How do you constantly find such great things?!

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  22. Nomadic D wrote:

    These are amazing!

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  23. Carole wrote:

    Oh wow!! So great, thanks so much for sharing.

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  24. Incredibly beautiful!

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  25. Josh wrote:

    Awesome. Andres is a pioneer member of an open source sustainable community project that is focused on allowing people to peruse there passions, no matter what they are. Come create with with Andres and the rest of us at onecommunityranch.org!

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  26. Maria wrote:

    God, this is so beautiful. I can’t even believe how talented people are sometimes.

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  27. Anna Jane wrote:

    I wish that I could be at the beach and watch this!!

    Please check out my blog!
    http://thistrendthattrend.com/

    -Anna

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  28. Jaeger wrote:

    Wow how creative and amazing!

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    xx

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  29. Becky wrote:

    So awesome! But if I was that artist, I’d feel so bad when it rains or when the tide comes in and sweeps the whole thing away.

    http://preppypremed.blogspot.com

    –Becky

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  30. Alisha wrote:

    woooow!
    stunning!

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  31. Wow, this is just super cool, I wish I was there!

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  32. Stacy wrote:

    Awesome pictures! Even can not believe that man has done on sand!

    Stacy from http://www.stacyco.blogspot.com

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  33. Xeana wrote:

    That’s a greate job! Very nice!

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  34. Margie Holowaty wrote:

    How fantastic! It’s like a coastal crop circle, but better.

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  35. tiff wrote:

    Beautiful. Love it.

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  36. maria wrote:

    GORGEOUS POST!!
    YOU CAN ALSO READ http://trendactually.blogspot.com.es/

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  38. So gorgeous.

    Collections

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  39. Psyche wrote:

    Wow! Those works are amazing! I wonder how he did that? I can barely make a decent drawing in paper (small scale), how much more in a huge coast?

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  40. His work reminds me of Andy Goldsworthy. Fantastic to be incorporation nature with no waste-

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  41. Roseanne wrote:

    This is amazing!are if amazing!
    wow
    x

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  42. Intérieurs en résonance wrote:

    How much creative nature is ! How incredible humankind possibilities of creation! Together : it becomes just astonishing, so inspiring, so emotionally moving, so much beauty highlighted !

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  43. Knocked my socks off (as I said on my FB post) — exquisite. Thank you!

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  44. Aurora Sugich wrote:

    HOW

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  45. mania thanks
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