Andres Amador on Ocean Beach – 4K Aerial Drone Video
Andres Amador creating art in the sand at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach on February 15, 2015.
Artist: Andres Amador
Film by Jonathan Clark
About Andres Amador
Andres is a San Francisco-based artist who has been working on the beach since 2004. His artwork can span over 100,000 feet, achievable only during low tide. With tight time constraints and big goals, Andres poses himself the question: ‘How does one create from within that which one is creating?’ Exploring this concept of self-creation has brought Andres to investigate natural and human-devised systems of structure and growth. His artworks do not last long- within minutes of finishing a piece, and often while still in progress, the returning tide begins resetting the canvas. This provides an opportunity to reflect upon the nature of impermanence, serving as a reminder that the act of joyous creation is its own reward. His ultimate desire with displaying the artwork is to bring a sense of wonder and immediacy to the viewer. Andres has been featured by NBC Evening News, Al Jazeera, CCTV, The Today Show, BBC, CNN, the Discovery Channel, and numerous T.V. programs and periodicals globally. His artwork has appeared on beaches in the US and internationally, with his primary canvas being the Northern California coastline. If you have a beautiful beach where his art could happen, he would love to learn of it.
About Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Ocean Beach is a beach that runs along the west coast of San Francisco, California, United States, at the Pacific Ocean. It is adjacent to Golden Gate Park, the Richmond District, and theSunset District. The Great Highway runs alongside the beach, and the Cliff House and the site of the former Sutro Baths sit at the northern end. The beach is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is administered by the National Park Service.
During the late spring and summer, San Francisco’s characteristic foggy weather frequently envelops the beach, resulting in average temperatures of 50 °F to 55 °F (9 °C to 12 °C) and discouraging visitation by tourists and beach goers. However, the beach is popular with surfers and participants in bonfire parties. More beach-friendly weather occurs in late fall and early spring, when fog is less prevalent.