Sand Artist Tattoos The Beach To Make Incredible Artwork

This American artist uses tattoo design to create stunning pieces of artwork in the sand

sarah_calaveraa year ago in Stories

Andres Amador is an artist from San Francisco who travels the world visiting beautiful beaches to create awesome sand drawings. His project "Capturing Impermanence" is a collaboration with film-maker Jonathan Clark and he often enlists the help of local artists too. His latest work at Piapa Beach in Northland, New Zealand was done with the help of a local Maori artist, Lloyd Morgan who caught attention of the project after he was spotted tattooing someone.

The resulting art piece was a beautiful traditional Maori Ta Moko piece.

Mr. Morgan said his inspiration for the design was  "a gift to Tangaroa, God of the sea, and so I wanted to give a treasure back to him for providing food for us" 

Ta Moko tattoos in the Maori tribe show their history and achievements and also a reminder of great responsibility. To have these tattoos is a great honor. Amador loved working with the Maori tattoo style and would like to keep collaborating with Maori artists in the future. The project keeps growing and his sand art shows ranges of tattoo-influenced designs from mandalas to tribal patterns. 

Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Ta Moko tattoo inspired design Photo / Jonathan Clark #maoristyle #tamoko #CapturingImpermanence #andresamadorarts
Ta Moko tattoo inspired design Photo / Jonathan Clark #maoristyle #tamoko #CapturingImpermanence #andresamadorarts
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The artist surveys his work Photo from Instagram @andresamadorarts #sandart #CapturingImpermanence #andresamadorarts
The artist surveys his work Photo from Instagram @andresamadorarts #sandart #CapturingImpermanence #andresamadorarts
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Beautiful mandala style Photo from Instagram @andresamadorarts #mandala #sandart #CapturingImpermanence #andresamadorarts
Beautiful mandala style Photo from Instagram @andresamadorarts #mandala #sandart #CapturingImpermanence #andresamadorarts
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Andres' designs can take hours to complete Photo from Instagram @andresamadorarts #sandart #CapturingImpermanence #andresamadorarts
Andres' designs can take hours to complete Photo from Instagram @andresamadorarts #sandart #CapturingImpermanence #andresamadorarts

Follow the project "Capturing Impermanence" on Andres Amador's website.