getting out of the stream
Andres' story is one of direction, providing the hope that any dream can be reached. Follow him to see how his life transformed for the better, thanks to one courageous decision.
Andres was born in San Francisco, USA in 1971, he was a curious child breaking and fixing objects. After high school he studied environmental sciences in college and started to work in a company called Peace Corps. He wanted to see new places other than his hometown, and due to his Hispanic roots, his dream came true when sent to Ecuador by Peace Corps.
After three years spent in Ecuador, which he claimed to have expanded his world view, Andres returned to his hometown. After enjoying the taste of travelling and discovering new places, he switched his job in order to save more money to continue travelling. At that point, Andres, 'caught in the flow' as mentioned in the film, would need 8 more years to be able to visit another place.
He attended Burning Man by means of a friend during one of the years when he was earning more money. In this time he was unhappy, but there he experienced his second inner revival. He was affected by the local people and decided to make a brave decision to quit his job. For a long time, he looked for a an opportunity to be able to express his inner world and share his feelings with people. Until finally, he realized that the struggle would be in the form of huge drawings, which he would apply on various beaches.
Today, visiting many different places, Andres adds beauty with his art to the most beautiful ocean-fronts of the world, as well as producing creative workshops on the side.
In addition to beach drawings, Andres also deals with sculpturing, as he forms interesting pieces blended with new technology. His art is combined with several branches of creative pieces in every city he visits.
The area located on the East of Cape Town is one of the first European settlements. The town became known as the City of Oaks due to the large number of oak trees that were planted by its founder, Simon van der Stel. The picturesque landscape is a must see place.
Cape Town’s Muizenberg area is famous for its colorful beach houses. Located between the Cape peninsula and the gulf of False, the area is known as the spot where South Africa was introduced to surfing. Considered as one of the most lively districts of Cape Town stands out with its calm and warmer compared to the Atlantic shores.
Bo-Kaap famous for its colorful neighborhood in the city center. Previously known as the Malay Quarter the area is as both visually and culturally colorful. The Bo-Kaap Museum is one of the places to be visited in the area.
The iconic symbol of Cape Town offers an incredible view. Thanks to the city’s location the sunlight come with an angle making it possible to watch one of the best sunsets in the world. The Table mountain, which can be reached at the top through a teleferic, on even the clearest days is covered with clouds. This forms a must see scenery.
The most tourist attracting spot on summer time. One of the most luxurious areas of the city is home to a variety of restaurants and cafes where you can experience the rich cuisine of Africa while watching an incredible view of the Table Mountain.
15 kilometres south of Cape Town, famous with one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world is visited by many cyclists and runners on daily basis.
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THE BEACHES THAT ANDRES CRAFTED WITH HIS ART
Andres discovers new canvases around ocean shores all year round.