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Andres Amador is an earthscape artist that creates temporary artworks using line, pattern and shape on sandy beaches.
The website Viralnova wrote: "If you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador. He doesn’t paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft.He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever."
For Andres, his art is “more about the process and less about the result.”
How did I find out about this artist? Mrs. Henderson saw an article on facebook:
And then visited Amador's website - http://www.andresamadorarts.com/
which then led me to a video where he explains his artwork and influences. LOVE IT! Most striking is his research that shows his passion for different art forms. I love how he takes what he loves and re-interprets it into a new form.
Of course Andy Goldsworthy will be my most favorite environmental artist, but Amador will be in my top 10.
From Sir Ken Robinson's classic talk, "How schools kill creativity" http://on.ted.com/bzDO
On the art teachers facebook page today, I saw a blog post about how colors got their name. It is fascinating.
What is the most striking is that cultures named the colors in almost the same order:
As different societies developed names for colors, across the globe, isolated cultures went about naming the colors, but weirdly, they all generally did it in the same order. Called the hierarchy of color names, the order was generally (with a few exceptions): black, white, red, green, yellow, and blue with others like brown, purple and pink coming at various times afterward.
So why do you think that black was first?
"Remi Noel, a French photographer fascinated by the Jack Kerouac ideal of "America," spent eight years -- from 2004 to 2012 -- traveling through Texas in search of that classic sense of Americana. That, by itself, might have been unremarkable or repetitive, but when Noel started adding in images of his only companion on his journey -- a Batman action figure -- things took a fascinating turn." Matthew Jackson blastr
See Mrs. Noel's pictures on the Blastr website
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