Usually when i include a single leaf, it is THE leaf that somehow enters my possession serendipitously, mid-process. this leaf became caught up on the base rock while i worked. It just stuck there instead of continuing downstream, as if waiting for me to finish. also a relatively rare leaf to find in the creek. and the structure, shape, size, and color, made it an ideal match for this instance.

also quite a funky line of balance. extremely difficult because the small one 4th from the bottom is at the extreme limit of friction.. the wrong vibration would cause an avalanche effect beginning with that one slipping off, fueled by all the weight on top. turned out nice though.. this is the 3rd variation from the original idea (see the bottom).

pure (im)Perfection!

water helps to see which way gravity flows when it’s not so clear by looking at the arrangement.


Original Variation (Yesterday – 14 Nov 2015)

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  1. This is subtly fantastic. One of my all-time favourites. Building this one with a straight line of balance would be difficult in itself. But with all the next-level counterbalancing going on… incredible.

  2. I love the composition of the photo on this one (and yes, the balance is awesome too!)
    The leaf on the right side of the photo. Then on the left, looking upstream, a tree holding on to the only color in the rest of the image. Quite possibly where your ‘leaf survivor’ originated from!
    I always love your work – but this one in particular is a favorite!

  3. ” the small one 4th from the bottom is at the extreme limit of friction.. the wrong vibration would cause an avalanche effect beginning with that one slipping off, fueled by all the weight on top. ” – I’ve felt that way in life sometimes, like one wrong vibration could topple me and whatever I was carrying toppling with it. I’ve spent the past couple of years being the leaf or water in the rock balances of life – someday I hope to be a rock again, although being the leaf is just as well.

  4. Cette oeuvre est un cycle en soi qui acquiert une propre vie durable à cause de la photographie. En d’autres termes, la photographie vit dans la mort de sa première vie naturelle et réelle.

    1. Absolutely ! Marianne Kaspar . . . My interest was originally with Japanese style rock arrangements as far back as 2000 , however about 3 or more years ago I saw these amazing creations . . . from there it was the gradual progression to my current achievements . . . still so much more practice/meditation to unfold . . . Michael Grab is my original ‘inspiration to creation’ . . . special thanks to Gravity :)

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