San Francisco-area landscape artist Andreas Amador etches massive sand drawings onto beaches during full moons when his canvas reaches its largest potential. Using only a rake and often several helpers the geometric and organic shapes are slowly carved into the sand….
The works exist for only a few moments, just long enough to snap a few photographs before being completely engulfed by the encroaching tide.
There is something very beautiful about this. It speaks to the nature of fleeting wonder, that everything is temporary. And yet something very sad. It makes me think about life and priorities. Specifically, in how I’m spending my time and all the various parts of life that vie for it. I wonder how my priorities might change if I asked this simple question:
“Is what I’m doing right now anything more than a drawing in the sand?”