Amazingly enough, Andres comes out to do designs like this on various beaches up and down the California coast most days, all the while knowing that each and every one will ultimately end up in the sea, captured and destroyed by the incoming waves.

"I don't really mind when my designs get swept up by the ocean because the ocean will naturally erase it away," he explains, "I like the process of it, but I don't completely let go because I always get a picture of the design before it washes away."

He says that he prefers the beach, rather than a regular canvas because it's natural, and he can go as big as he wants. "The beach is like a giant canvas," says Andres, "but more organic, more natural."

Most of his designs sweep several hundred feet across open beach, from the edge of the cliffs to the water line. During the extreme low tides, the edges of the design can reach over 450 feet. He likes the feeling of accomplishment coupled with the act of being able to let it go, thus creating a new canvas for the days to come.

Andres used to live 30 minutes from Ocean Beach in San Francisco, but he recently moved to Santa Cruz, where he continues to do this type of art in the sand.