“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
~ Oscar Wilde
San Francisco artist Andres Amador knows that his life is temporary, he knows that his breath is temporary, he knows that his work is temporary. Literally, it will be swept away by the waves of the ocean.
Andres Amador is an artist amongst men.
He sees the transience in life, and embraces the moment.
He is an earthscape artist, a part of the earth.
This man wonders the earth touching it lightly, leaving his modest footprints that are soon swept away by the winds and ocean tides.
Amador creates his art on beaches at low tide using a simple rake—some of his works are larger than 100,000 feet.
His quest requires an early start, a full moon (lowest possible tide), plenty of patience, and an unsurpassed ability to let go.
For Amador, his art is “more about the process and less about the result.” Inspired by his soul, what flows through Amador is greater than the man himself—it is the power of possibility—and it impacts people on a deep level. Amador found his dream – he is living his passion, shining his light.
The process of creating art which is ephemeral is a powerful meditation on permanence and impermanence. For ultimately, everything is Impermanent – the sun, wind, water, waves, air, sky, stars…..
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
~ John Lennon
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