Monday, July 21, 2014

Geometric Art Workshop

Upcoming Workshop: July 27th, 2014, @ 6:00 am Ocean Beach, San Francisco

cost: $50, includes a set of Playa Painting postcards

Have you looked at my geometric artworks and wondered where the designs come from and how the heck I did them so large and so perfectly?

Perfect! Come to my upcoming workshop focusing on geometric art and learn all about it.

Here's the general flow of the gathering...
- I'll do a talk about topics related to the designs:
    - where do they come from?
    - what is it about them that is so compelling?
    - any questions the group may have
- Go out to the beach and I'll show you my technique
- Break into teams during which you'll have a chance to practice
- Transition into working on the final design
- Take some aerial group photos of our creation!

I hope you can join us. Its a magical experience to see the process unfold- even more magical to be inside the design, creating it! 

This will be a small group outing, limited to 15 participants, registration is important. The fee is $50 and includes a set of postcards (valued at $25)

Meeting location: At the stairwell where Balboa Street meets Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Map link.
Preparation: Being that its San Fran, be prepared for winds and chilliness. Also bring water, snacks and a sun hat.

Questions? Use the 'Contact' tab above. Thanks!  :-)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Filmed by CCTV

I was filmed recently for the program 'Full Frame' by CCTV. I love it!

Sometimes I listen to what I say when I am filmed and I feel a cringe inside. Perhaps its the editing that seems to reposition thoughts, or the video action doesn't quite seem to match what I am speaking about. Not so with this film. The clip takes its time with the material and interview, allowing the events to unfold spaciously. I'm even happy with the piece I did that day (not always the case!).

Website and written article.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Playa Painting Aerial Zoom- 'Shine'

This artwork was made for our boy, Kavi Vayu, who had not yet been born (he's one month old today!). We dedicated it to him as a message that could serve him throughout life. In it we depict a mandala within a circle. There are many other circles floating about, each of which, it is inferred contains its own mandala. The visible mandala is sending out rays of energy which touch and spread out amongst the other circles. It signifies how each of us is the mandala sending out our energy into the world, illuminating and affecting all those around us. The best we can do in this life is to be the powerful expression of whomever we are. This is a visual representation of that idea.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Become a Patron!

I just signed up with an awesome service called Patreon in which you are able to become a micro-patron of my art! You decide the pledge amount and every time I put out a new artwork, I get your support and you get a gift. For $1 I offer desktop wallpaper quality images, for $5 I will send a signed postcard when new ones are made, and for $15 I will send a 4x6 photo print of images that are worthy of gallery display. I think crowd funding is brilliant and I look forward to seeing how it can offer everyone even more of what they love.

Check it out here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

On CBS Evening News!

I was interviewed for CBS about a month ago and it just aired tonight. I am not so thrilled with the artwork I made. It was the first time trying the design and many things came to me as I was doing it and then as I was able to look from above. Many changes I would make. I have to be easier on myself for having still-in-development art being filmed. Its hard to receive attention of praise for something I don't feel as complete with. And this I would consider one of those moments. However, I appreciated how they approached and edited the piece and the interview.

Here's the clip:

Friday, June 6, 2014

Lovingly crafted and thorough mini doc

This mini documentary is perhaps my favorite of all the ones done. There is a spaciousness in the story telling that allows the viewing of the video to feel relaxing and meditative. It shows many aspects of what I am doing and the experience of doing it. It was created for KQED, a TV station in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Awesome Video of 'Mussells II'

This awesome video was made by my friends at Element C. It has a very cool use of what is possible then using high resolution photos for the timelapse. I am looking forward to a larger collaboration with this crew.

The Beach Art of AndresAmador from Element C on Vimeo.

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