Using Only a Rake, This Artist Etches Elaborate Murals into the Beaches of California

Using Only a Rake, This Artist Etches Elaborate Murals into the Beaches of CaliforniaImage via AndresAmadorArts on Facebook

There's a certain spiritual quality to Andres Amador's artwork. Instead of using traditional art mediums to create his intricate designs, the San Francisco-based artist employs nothing more than a rake and the natural environment around him to graze massive arabesque-like murals and various interlocking patterns into the wet beaches of California during low tide.

The crazy thing is, Amador spends hours on these elaborate spellbinding swirls, which sometimes stretch over 100,000 square feet, only for the tide to eventually come crashing in, erasing his sandy masterpieces.

Nevertheless, Amador still takes pleasure in his work because for him, it's "more about the process and less about the result"—that, and he simply loves being on the beach.

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