This guy quit his job and devoted himself to drawing on the sand
Imagine that the picture you spent many hours on will be destroyed after completion. For the 44-year-old Andres Amador, an artist from San Francisco, this is quite common. Andres creates sand paintings on the beaches and every time his creations washed away the tide, but this does not bother the artist, because the process of drawing brings joy to him.
Andres received a bachelor's degree in ecology and worked in the Peace Corps. However, in 1999, after attending the "Burning Man" festival, Andres completely changed his life. He quit his job and devoted his life to creation. Since 2004, Andres draws sand paintings.
The inspiration for his future occupation was the Burning Man festival, which he attended in 1999.
Andres has been creating sand drawings for more than 10 years.
The main tools he uses are a sharpened stick and a rake.
The sand paintings attract many beach visitors.
"I want people to experience a sense of surprise and a new understanding of the miracle of life by watching my pictures on the sand" says Andres.
Andres wants people to go beyond their daily lives and enjoy the current moment of time.
Just as the tide is washing away the drawing, human life is passing. We need to enjoy the moment here and now. It is this idea that the artist tries to convey through his drawings.
"Sometimes, the tide flushes the picture before it is completed, as if to say and showing us that nothing lasts forever," says Andres.
All the drawings convey a philosophical meaning.
And the artist tries to show the meaning to others.
One way or another, but you can really feel a philosophical pattern in his pictures.
Andres himself does not regret having quit his job and devoted himself to creativity.