Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 14 February 2016 — Kaplankaya, Turkey ::
Thus far, It is normal for me to develop a very close bond with the places I balance rocks around the world.. each new location seems to become a new aspect of home; in part, due to facing (and adapting to) the unique challenges of each. Turkey was no exception, as i was met with formidable wind this time of year coming in from the Aegean sea.. obviously the least conducive element for my standards of high precision stone balance. But once again, through patient awareness, I managed to find rhythms, adapt, and ultimately enrich my personal evolution as a balance artist and human being. . . i fell in love with the people I met (as usual), as well as the small but diverse spot of Earth I had the privilege to play with. . . the textures!! . . . THE COLORS!!!! <3 and still, barely scratched the surface I’m sure. All the more reason to return at some point and play more!!
This creation is a bit of a follow up from yesterday’s experimentation… but in a slightly more methodical location, composition-wise. I love the terrain right here.. the colors and textures!
Tomorrow I pack up and fly far away to a new location. I may be in contact for a few more days in transit, during which i might share some unseen Turkish doodles/variations, but i might disappear for some time after that. not exactly sure what i’m getting myself into. . . then again, what fun is life when it’s under control?!? :))