135 Photos - Feb 20, 2011
Photo: 'Bubbles II'  Santa Cruz, CA 2013Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: In honor of being in Mexico and of being on a long, thin beach, here is a representation of xiuhcóatl, the Aztec fire serpent, the light that drives out the darkness. While we were finishing, an elder who felt ancient yet vibrant came walking along the beach with his staff. It felt so beautiful and appropriatePhoto: Photo: Photo: 'Flow II' Ocean Beach, San Francisco 2013

Design inspiration from Jess Volinski of blue67design.com.Photo: Done at Hulaween 2013Photo: Done at Hulaween near a cypress lined pond.Photo: A reporter from the SF chronicle wanted to meet up so I whipped up this creation. The tide wasn't the best- I had to start earlier than I would have liked due to low tide being after sunset. But I'm pleased with the result!

Design inspiration from Jess Volinski of blue67design.com.Photo: This is a remote seasonal waterfall within Point Reyes that exits onto the beach. Ember is the little speck at the top right of the beach near the shade.Photo: Photo: The updated album of my earthscape artwork...Photo: Substructures IV, 2013 Stinson Beach, CAPhoto: 'Cracks II' 2012 Half Moon bay, CAPhoto: 'Cracks II' 2012 Half Moon bay, CAPhoto: 'Kelp I' -detail 2012 Fort Bragg, CAPhoto: 'Kelp I' 2012 Fort Bragg, CAPhoto: 'Cracks II' 2012 Half Moon bay, CAPhoto: 'Cracks II' 2012 Half Moon bay, CAPhoto: 'Henna' 2012 San Francisco, CA

This was a first test of freestyling a complex henna design. It is a direct reproduction of a work by Jess Volinksi of Blue67design.com.Photo: 'Henna' 2012 San Francisco, CA
This was a first test of freestyling a complex henna design. It is a direct reproduction of a work by Jess Volinksi of Blue67design.com.Photo: 'Swarm' 2012 Fort Bragg, CAPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: a marriage proposal commission

design inspiration from Jess Volinski of blue67design.comPhoto: Photo: Stepane Gimenez PhotographyPhoto: Me working. Photo: Stepane Gimenez PhotographyPhoto: Working with the public. Island of Jersey. Photo: Stepane Gimenez PhotographyPhoto: Working with the public. Island of Jersey. Photo: Stepane Gimenez PhotographyPhoto: Photo: Am early version of Substructures. Done a general public team on Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Star of David', Made on Ocean Beach, SF.Photo: "Bubbles II', Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz, CA.. We got to the beach mere moments after a patriol car drove through!!Photo: Andres working. Photo: Stepane Gimenez PhotographyPhoto: Andres working. Photo: Stepane Gimenez PhotographyPhoto: 'Ribbons' (detail of Ember and I working). Santa Cruz, CA. Photo by Carolyn LagattutaPhoto: 'Blurbles V', Sutro Baths, SFPhoto: 'Emergence' (close up). Island of Jersey.Photo: 'Winds', A phenomenal location north of Fort Bragg, CA.Photo: 'Ribbons', Santa Cruz, CA. Photo by Carolyn LagattutaPhoto: 'Mussels', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: Made as a set piece for a short filmPhoto: 'Cells IV', Half Moon Bay, CAPhoto: 'Coral', Half Moon Bay, CAPhoto: 'Coral' (close up), Half Moon Bay, CAPhoto: 'Lotus', Ocean Beach, SF. A freeform spiraling lotus flower design. very large!Photo: me working. Photo: Simon Mildren PhorogtaphyPhoto: Me working. Photo: Simon Mildren PhorogtaphyPhoto: Me working. Photo: Simon Mildren PhorogtaphyPhoto: Me working. Photo: Simon Mildren PhorogtaphyPhoto: U.S artist Andres Amador walks through his creation on Plemont beach for the MyMemory.com World Beach Art Championships in Jersey, Channel Islands on October, 30, 2011. Photographer: Carl Court.Photo: 'Emergence', Plemont Beach, Island of Jersey. Inspired by the cave and the narrow channel leading from the cave to the larger beach. I started way at the back of the cave where the sand started. In my mind the cave was breathing flames which turned into vines, then flowers off of which bud planets and stars. Done for the MyMemory.com World Beach Art Championships.Photo: 'Emergence' (close up), Island of Jersey.Photo: 'Kelp Forest', San Francisco, CA. Created for a film done by the Discovery Channel. Inspired by creatures that grow in segments.Photo: 'Folds', Santa Cruz, CA. This one was a creation of the moment. I love the texture that resulted.Photo: Me workingPhoto: Me working.Photo: 'Shells', Santa Cruz, CAPhoto: 'Shells', Santa Cruz, CA. Inspired by my friend Andreas Hoenigschmid.Photo: 'Cells III', Santa Cruz, CAPhoto: 'Cells III', Santa Cruz, CAPhoto: 'Cells III', Santa Cruz, CAPhoto: 'Cells' III, Santa Cruz, CAPhoto: Santa Cruz, CAPhoto: Playing with a spiral-based design. Santa Cruz, CAPhoto: 'Waves', Santa Cruz, CAPhoto: 'Ribbons', Santa Cruz, CA.Photo: 'Loops', Santa Cruz, CA.Photo: 'Meanderings II', Santa Cruz, CAPhoto: 'Meanderings II', Santa Cruz, CAPhoto: 'Cells II,' Ocean Beach, SF.Photo: 'Flowers II', Ocean Beach, SF. Done as a workshop day design with public particpants.Photo: 'Sunburst', Ocean Beach, SF.Photo: 'Flowers', Ocean Beach, SF..Photo: 'Clouds', Ocean Beach, SF. A panoramic view of the design. (in making pano's at the beach, waves get funky)Photo: 'Clouds', Ocean Beach, SF.Photo: 'Substructures', Ocean Beach, SF.Photo: 'Cracks',Ocean Beach, SF. Done as a workshop design. Beautifully organic. I learned a whole lot on this one.Photo: Andres workingPhoto: 'Warped Fields', Ocean Beach, CA.Photo: 'Warped Fields', Ocean Beach, CA.Photo: 'Abstract I', Stinson Beach, CA.Photo: 'Abstract I', Stinson Beach, CA. Inspired by the artist Marge Rector.Photo: 'Abstract II', Southern CA.Photo: 'Impact', Santa Cruz, CAPhoto: 'Connections'Photo: 'Watermarks II', Fort Bragg, CA. This design was created by following with a rake the lines left behind by the waves during the lowering of the tide. Reminiscent of terraced fields, shale, the microscopic texture of hair and skin. Thats Ember sitting on top of the spire.Photo: 'Blurbles III', Northern CA.Photo: 'Sliceform', Ocean Beach, SF.Photo: This design was done by a group of friends celebrating a 70th birthday, guided by me. It was small and simple, and was part of a humble ritual of appreciation. When it was over, the birthday woman drew a line out into the water. A poignant act. Stinson Beach, CA.Photo: 'Trail', Ocean Beach, SF. Done with about 12 people.Photo: My response to the question from the project "Why Do You Do What You Do?"Photo: 'Knots', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Blurbles IV', Ocean Beach, SF.Photo: Outlining the small waterways.  Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Blurbles II', Ocean Beach, SF.Photo: Cellular Activity', Stinson Beach, CA. This is a fractal pattern. The undulating line is creating undulations in the overall design at 3 levels (there are 2 fine lines acting as the backbones for the previous 2 levels. Its similar to the folds of the brain, coral, or intenstines.Photo: 'Blurbles,'  San Francisco. Done for a local news filming.Photo: 'Mesh'; Ocean Beach, SF. I was playing a game of asking myself 'what is the largest interesting design that can be created by two people in two hours.Photo: 'Mesh' (detail), Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Meanderings', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Cells',Sutro Baths, SF.Photo: 'Flower of Life', All the elements coming together! Ocean Beach, SF.Photo: 'Contours II', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Contours', Sutro Baths, SF.Photo: 'Biohazard', Oceab Beach, SF. Made after an oil spill in the SF bay. While working I was gathering oil smudges on my feet and tools.Photo: Me workingPhoto: 'Woven Star', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Portal', Stinson Beach, CAPhoto: 'Cosmic Flower', Stinson Beach, CAPhoto: 'Embrace', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Strokes II', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Luscious Swirls', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: My first attempt at organic and geometric coming together. In this case it is a geometric layer underneath an organic one. Ocean Beach, SF.Photo: 'Curls', Black Rock, NV. My first attempt to bring the 'Playa Paintings' to the playa. I used a backpack sprayer filled with the biodegradeable blue dye used for the temporary BMan airport.Photo: '4 Winds', Daly City, CA. Commissioned for Velocity Circus.Photo: 'Alien Grafitti', Ocean Beach, SF. Design by Phong (phong.com). The most complex piece I've done- I was getting lost inside while making it. 5 minutes after the photo, half of it was washed away.Photo: '20 Faces', Ocean Beach, SF. A collaboration with Vibrata Chromodoris (vibrata.com). My first attempt at referencing a 3 dimensional object, in this case an icosahedron, which has 20 faces (trangles).Photo: 'Connection', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Curls', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Strokes', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Dynamic Equilibrium', Ocean Beach, SF. Breaking out of the bubble you've been inside and needing to form new balance.Photo: 'Celtic Swirls', Ocean Beach, SF. 3 waves, 3 beach walkers, 3 spirals.Photo: 'Spiral', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Celtic Knot', Ocean Beach, SF. My largest geometric design.Photo: 'Wave', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: 'Balance', Ocean Beach, SFPhoto: Andres workingPhoto: 'Xiuhuatecl''