After visiting Burning Man, he quit his job and spent over 10 years drawing in the sand. This is San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador, who decided to completely change his life after experiencing the one and only Burning Man festival!
In 1999, his visit to Burning Man had a huge impact on his life. Every burner understands the complexity of the feelings that rush towards us during Burning Man, and in most cases, this unique state of mind is life changing!
The same goes for Andres Amador who started creating sand-paintings on beaches, covering more than 100,000 square feet (35,000 square meters) with his temporary art installations.
“It’s an event that cannot be encompassed in any photo or story,” said Andres Amador about Burning Man, “and it really shifted my perspective on what life could be and how one could craft one’s life experience.”
Now Andres Amador makes a living from art, by doing what he loves the most! “I have done commissions and installations for businesses and individuals across the United States and Europe. I am available for commissions by project or by the day.” wrote Andres on his website.
“I wish for viewers of my work to experience a sense of wonder and renewed appreciation for the miracle of life”
“I offer an opportunity to step outside of one’s day to day life and stand present in this timeless moment”
“There’s not an overt message in my work, but there’s an implied message about being in the moment”
“Sometimes these paintings are being erased by the water before they’re even finished, and this perspective shows us that life is temporary and nothing will last”
“But what will we do in the face of that awareness? How will we live?”
“So much of how we live our lives is based on fear of the unknown, and death is the ultimate unknown”
“But in the face of the knowledge of our demise, to express one’s spirit and create beauty is the ultimate victory, the ultimate embrace of life”
“I’m enjoying the life that I have been living since I have the courage to follow my own path”
“Now I am travelling and creating my art on huge canvases”
“My art is my way to processing the world I experience and recreating it in grand yet fleeting ways that are a tribute to the regenerative capacity of the human spirit”
Surf through the gallery to explore Andres’ amazing sand artworks!