Monterey Dentist, Dr. Jeanette Kern, is bringing internationally renowned Earthscape Artist, Andres Amador, to Carmel Beach City Park to create a huge, stunning work of sand art. Amador will teach Dr. Kern’s patients how to create sand artwork. Aerial video of the beautiful sand work from above can be supplied at the end of the shoot upon request (weather permitting for the drone).
The Monterey-based film crew is directed by Jeff Clark, President of the Board of Directors of the Monterey County Film Commission.
Why: Dr. Jeanette Kern knows great health allows people to make beautiful memories and experience magical moments. Amador’s art focuses on impermanence, or the beauty that is possible in the moment. Dr. Kern’s work allows for deeper shared experiences through smile exchange, a piece of communication that each of us can use to express joy, and encourage peace.
When: Friday, January 8, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Carmel Beach City Park, specifically at Santa Lucia Avenue and 13th Avenue, off of Scenic Road in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
About Andres Amador
San Francisco-based Earthscape Artist, Andres Amador (http://www.andresamadorarts.
About Jeanette Kern, D.D.S.
Dr. Jeanette Kern is a nationally recognized dental care leader who emphasizes the oral-systemic health link through the provision of care in her stand-alone, Monterey dental practice. She is the only female dentist on the Monterey Dental Peer Review Board, and has earned a number of awards including 2007 Woman of the Year. Dr. Kern taught at the UCLA School of Dentistry and the USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. She graduated at the top of her class from the UCLA School of Dentistry. Each year, she completes hundreds of hours of post-doctoral, continuing education with the world’s leading dental pioneers in restorative, cosmetic and general dental therapies.
About Andres Amador – Full Bio
44-year old Andres Amador was born in 1971 in San Francisco, growing up and surrounded by the famous building-sized murals of the Mission district. After graduating in Environmental Sciences from UC Davis, Andres served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, where he developed conservation education curricula for rural schools.
Upon returning from his tour he began exploring the art scene of San Francisco, eventually leading him to Burning Man. This sparked an already budding journey of self-expression, which now spans 15 years and multiple art forms including dance, movement, sculpture and painting, all of which have been featured nationally and internationally.
The latest focus, the Earthscape Art paintings on the beach, was inspired while doodling on the beach with a walking stick. The artworks can span over 100,000 feet (~35,000 sqmt), achievable only during low tide. With tight time constraints and big goals, Andres is posed with the question: ‘How does one create from within that which one is creating?’ Exploring this concept of self-creation has brought Andres to investigate natural and human-devised systems of structure and growth. His artworks do not last long- within minutes of finishing a piece, and often while still in progress, the returning tide begins resetting the canvas. This is not unsettling for Amador who values the contemplative act of creation within the serene and dramatic environments his work takes him. The entire act becomes a meditation of being in the moment, of celebrating and being at peace with life. Currently Amador is working on a project to document ephemeral artists around the world such as himself.
"My art is my way to processing the world I experience and recreating it in grand yet fleeting ways that are a tribute to the regenerative capacity of the human spirit. I wish for viewers of my work to experience a sense of wonder and renewed appreciation for the miracle of life. I offer an opportunity to step outside of one's day to day life and stand present in this timeless moment."
Here’s a clip about Andres Amador on CBS Sunday Morning: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/