The beautiful temporary creations of San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador are pretty good metaphors for life: Big and beautiful but delicate and fragile at the same time. With the risk to vanish every second or, in this case, as soon as the high tide washes them away.

Leaving the canvas blank again and making new room to start over fresh. The artist named these large-scale sand murals Earthscapes and you can admire them in Northern California if you happen to be in the right spot at the right time, because these mandala-inspired pieces he brings to life with his modified rakes last little.