Diary of a Rock Balancer :: 


6th edition of my annual Gravity Glue series…

Showing video highlights from my recent year (2016) of balancing rocks in a variety of locations around the world, including: USA, Croatia, China, Turkey, New Zealand, Spain, and Iceland.

Nomadic Earth Art..?

All structures were balanced with my two hands, documented, then taken down when finished. . .

Each structure took maybe an average of 3 hours to complete? including finding rocks, and puzzle solving toward a ‘beautiful and elegant solution’. some take minutes. others, days of contemplation, sometimes frustration, and/or simply feeling through the zero points.

The most intriguing aspect for me is the variety of stone families around the world. fractal style. a whole climate system may have a similar thread of rock families, but within that climate, each creek, each cove, becomes distinct from the rest. even down to smaller nooks and pockets in each. infinite complexity –> infinite possibility.

There’s not really any storyline, plot, or whatever to this film..as usual. it is simply a sequence of some favorite clips i recorded while balancing as a way of life…


I recommend fullscreen HD, good sound and 8 minutes to spare… ENJOY :) <3


“zen”



VIDEO:

Stone Balance | Video | Mixing

by Michael Grab
gravityglue.com
All Rights Reserved


*MUSIC:

Track 1 (intro):
Title: Leaves (intro)
Artist: Data
Label: Tempa (044), 12″ — 45rpm
tempa.co.uk/

Track 2:
Title: Whomi
Artist: Tipper
tippermusic.net/

Words:
Alan Watts
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts

*I do not own any rights to the music. Inquiries may be made directly with the applicable artist. I also highly recommend exploring each artist/label further..!


 

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6 Responses
  1. I always enjoy your photos. I found this poem and thought of you, and your rock balancing.

    Wind, Water, Stone. By Octavio Paz

    Water hollows stone,
    wind scatters water,
    stone stops the wind.
    Water, wind, stone.

    Wind carves stone,
    stone’s a cup of water,
    water escapes and is wind.
    Stone, wind, water.

    Wind sings in its whirling,
    water murmurs going by,
    unmoving stone keeps still.
    Wind, water, stone.

    Each is another and no other:
    crossing and vanishing
    through their empty names:
    water, stone, wind.

  2. Anastasia

    The video requires a password. I checked your other email blasts and did not find any information about a password. I am long time fan of Michael Grab’s work. What do I need to do to gain access?

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