by Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 21 December 2013

Andres Amador is a San Francisco-based artist who loves incorporating ‘impermanence’ as a theme in his work. And how do you make a work of art that is impermanent? Create it on sand and let the waves wash it away. Amador uses a rake to create patterns that span over 100,000 square feet (9,290 square meters).

Once done and just before the tide sets in, he takes a photo from up above using a quadrocopter. When asked about how he feels when his works are washed away, he says that it’s more about the process than the result. Also, more on the subject of ‘impermanence’, he says: ‘The only constant in this existence is impermanence. In the end our lives are about the experiences we’ve had, not the things we have held on to’.

Via Twisted Sifter