On Thursday, he spent several hours making a beautiful sand design at San Francisco's Ocean Beach.
He started making this type of art after an accident left him with chronic pain and contemplating suicide. He says the repetitive motions are physically therapeutic. Seeing his art wash away is good for his mind, too.
New creation by sand artist Brandon Anderton at Ocean Beach. This is how it looked before the sea washed it away pic.twitter.com/9BXpMGF8pa— Juan Carlos Guerrero (@JuanCarlosABC7) May 7, 2015
"That's actually my favorite part," he said. "I'm out there and thinking about whatever as the catalyst for the design and then letting the waves come by and take it away, one bite at a time."
Anderton makes about one sand design a week. He says he gets his inspiration from his dreams.