More Enormous Sand Paintings Created with a Rake by Andres Amador

Since we last checked in with artist Andres Amador, he’s been busy creating more beautiful sand paintings all over the world including San Francisco, Bermuda and Mexico. He continues to make blank areas of the beach his canvas, as he uses only a rake to create each mesmerizing work.

Recently James Yager of PBS shot a short film about the artist called Voyager’s Heart. (See below.) It’s inspiring to see his passion and love for his work come through. “I draw inspiration from patterns in nature,” he says in the video. “I feel connected to the elements when I’m here, the tides, the cycles of nature in a way that I never have before. I get to be outside, in the fresh air, at the beach, barefoot in the sand, I feel like I’m partaking in an ancient tradition.

“I love that the water will take it away. I get to clear my mind of it, and move on to the next thing, but the whole time I’ve been filled with joy.”

His next large scale beach artwork will be made at Stinson Beach in California on May 18.

Andres Amador website

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15 Street Artists Who Use the World as Their Playground

Street artists like Banksy and Space Invader have been playing with city dwellers for years, placing their work strategically for maximum impact. In fact, artists around the globe are constantly integrating their artwork into the landscape in unexpected ways. Working in large and small scale, the techniques and scope of work differ, but one thing they all have in common is their clever use of space.

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25+ Playful Kitchenware for People Who Love Animals

Whether you’re a master chef or can barely boil pasta, it doesn’t matter—cooking should be fun. Making the task enjoyable is easier than you think. Simply changing your kitchen utensils can bring some welcome whimsy to your stove and oven. Animals—both real and fictitious—are a fantastic way to do this. From quacky colanders to mythical ladles to pensive cheese graters, it’s a cinch to accessorize your space with animal themed kitchen tools.

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