Art Hikes Sept. 11 & 12
Andres Amador grew up in concrete jungle of San Francisco. He studied environmental sciences at UC Davis and UA Fairbanks, going on to spend several years in the Peace Corps Ecuador engaged in conservation. Since returning home from his service in 1999 Andres has been creating site-specific installations using locally sourced, biodegradable materials. Creating artwork commissions and leading workshops has taken Andres all around the United States and the world.
The focus of Andres Amador’s work for the past 15 years is the ever-evolving Earthscape Art series, inspired by his study of calligraphy, ancient architecture, natural science, mathematics, and geometry. His artwork on beaches can span over 100,000 sqft, achievable only during low tide when the maximum beach is revealed. Within his work, Andres poses himself the question: ‘How does one create from within that which one is creating?’ Exploring this concept of self-creation has brought him to investigate natural and human-devised systems of structure and growth. Andres’s artworks do not last long- sometimes even within minutes of finishing a piece, and often while still in progress, the nature will begin resetting the canvas. Through this artform Andres has come to value the contemplative act of creation for its own sake. The entire act becomes a meditation of being in the moment, of celebrating and being at peace with life as it arises- and death. “My wish is for the viewer to experience a sense of wonder, immediacy, and appreciation for the fleeting aspects of our lives as well as a deeper connection to he world around us.
Andres lives with his wife and budding-artist 5 year old son in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas outside of Nevada City, California.
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