Armed with a rake, patience and creativity, artist Andres Amador temporarily transforms beaches into "earthscape artwork."
"The focus of my work for the past 15 years is the ever-evolving Earthscape Art series, inspired by my study of calligraphy, ancient architecture, and science of all disciplines," Amador writes.
"The artwork on beaches can span over 100,000 feet (~35,000 sqmt), achievable only during low tide when the beach is revealed.
"With tight time constraints and big goals, I am posed with the question: 'How does one create from within that which one is creating?' Exploring this concept of self-creation has brought me to investigate natural and human-devised systems of structure and growth.
"My artworks do not last long- within minutes of finishing a piece, and often while still in progress, the returning tide begins resetting the canvas.
"Through this artform I have come to value the contemplative act of creation for its own sake.
"The entire act becomes a meditation of being in the moment, of celebrating and being at peace with life- and death.
"My wish is for the viewer to experience a sense of wonder, immediacy, and appreciation for the fleeting aspects of our lives."