Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 20 May 2016 — Istria, Croatia ::
“According to convention, I am not simply what I am doing now. I am also what I have done, and my conventionally edited version of my past is made to seem almost more the real “me” than what I am at this moment. For what I am seems so fleeting and intangible, but what I was is fixed and final. It is the firm basis for predictions of what I will be in the future, and so it comes about that I am more closely identified with what no longer exists than with what actually is!”
– Alan Watts
shout out to my friend Lodrö Seng-ge (you know who you are)
There are not enough words to describe this masterpiece! <3
Rasta je hood
Pula <3 higher place :)
This is spectacular! The light, ripple, reflection and especially, balance , are all divine. Only thing missing for me was the watersound.. .so i climbed in the bath and looked at it from there. :) <3
Alan Watts is life
Best one yet. Truly amazing
Yep! He just took it to a new level!!!
Come on now!! Are you real or just super human? That is unbelievable!
Viviane Neves ;o)
That is where deliverance begins!
I saw a guy in Toronto doing the exact same thing on Friday; creating art by positioning stones (from small to massive) atop one another without adhesives of any kind and blowing the minds of his audience ☺ it was very neat!
awe-inspiring, in the truest sense
Shell-sea Ellem Zoe Lis the rocks
Lisa Chen, i think mom would like this page!!!
I would pay to watch you build this one on video. Please film the process of one of those super complex ones you create lately. I am in awe.
Mind blowing work and photo! Keep doing you homie
What!!??!! You made that?????? OMG!!!
Alexander Armstrong srs how is this possible
andy goldsworthy is a loser
Lawrence Chillrud woah
I don’t believe it’s Gravity Glue……….I think it’s Gorilla Glue
Watch his videos, you’ll know differently…
Cheryl Gies Leach
Whoa!!! Splendid!!! :)
Andrei Szul you might find this interesting
Thinking too much.
Even though everytime I see your work new or old. I enjoy the feeling of peace and balance (no pun intented) through the photos this time I am most impressed with the quote too. Now’ll have to look for the autor
Love it all!
Now is Now! <3
that’s not possible
I saw this guy on TV today..
это нереально чудо!
Really out of ordinary balance ☺ !
You keep outdoing yourself! Wow!
Absolument magnifique ! merci, j’aimerai savoir le temps passé pour obtenir ces merveilles ! Evidemment, perso je passerai des jours et des jours et je n’arriverai à rien ;)
it looks like built in a parallel universe where gravity does not exist…..
Something to ponder
Wow.. Take a deep breath and relax!
As someone who attempts this art form, I know this is super duper hard (or darn near impossible). You’ve really outdone yourself!!! Kudos!
I look forward to seeing your creation first thing when I get on Facebook, it never disappoints. Thanks for sharing this part of yourself.
Wow….complex and so stunning. Mind bender…..and my mind needed bending. Thnx
The cantilever halfway up is incredible.
Alan Watts. Always keeping it real.
Omg. I so need a high res version of this for my wallpaper at work. Utterly amazing – could look at this for hours. Love.
How in the fuck ?!??,
Your best one yet.
like a big family~lovely
Your art is amazing ❤❤ I’ve tried doing the same just for fun and find it sooooo relaxing… wish I was as great as you tho loll
I love seeing your work!!!
A graceful dance!
Guau. I am impressed. You will end up making a building :)
Mhhhhh…this time I need a translator <3 :')
I hear that gorilla glue works wonders ;)
You are pretty talented! Showed my son.some of your work.and an hour later he’s stacking stones in the garden! Can’t wait to show him this one! Keep up the crazy good work!
Osho: ” You are a meeting place of gravitation and grace. In you, grace and gravitation are criss-crossing. You have something of the earth and something of the sky within you.”
You know what osho did right? Do you still take him seriously? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Rajneeshee_bioterror_attack
Kilea Reid crazy
Laurie Harding – can’t get my head around this one!!
Perhaps I define myself based on what was, rather than what is?… Cheers bro. And yes, this balancing is beyond next level!!
Wow ..crazy !! :)
Great I love it
This seems the most difficult one
Got you thinking…
Desi Popzlateva this is what I was telling you about xx
You are kidding us! :-)
silly rabbit, tricks are for kids! :D
A book I have purchased over 100 copies that I share with others is: “The wisdom of insecurity” by Alan Watts/ Perhaps my favorite book. Recently a copy was sent to my daughter Amelia, who lives in Boulder. As always stupendous work. Keep it up Michael.
Hey Robert, hope you’re living well! The word ‘petromancy’ has crossed my mind a lot lately…!
“Wisdom of Insecurity”, along with,”The Book”, by Alan Watts, saved me in my early twenties, setting me on a path from which I never wavered. Not until “Silence of the Heart—dialogues with Robert Adams”, did the path lead to an open field.
MyKa McKinney , When I hit the road (1975) two books that accompanied me were “Wisdom of Insecurity,” and King James Bible. My intent going on the road was to shed all possessions. After three years at it I came to realize that I was just as possessed by having no possessions as i was without them. Since then I am practicing living in the world without attachment to it. I find that is an ongoing unfolding adventure. I high spot is meeting other travelers on the Way. I sense you could be one of those.
“I was just as possessed by having no possessions” such a strange thing to realise isn’t it?
Ain’t the whole thing strange? I guess that’s why its called a Mystery.
Lucas Anderson Cody Stewart the man is possessed!!
https://www.facebook.com/GravityGlue/photos/a.158758704203656.41484.122917381121122/1007618185984366/?type=3&theater suss this
Là vous avez fait fort. Ouaouw. Bravo magifique !!!!!!!!!!!!
Damn if you didn’t just come as close as anybody ever has to explaining the meaning of life and I am as blown away by that as I am by the particular work of yours. This quote is a perfect pairing to this piece.
Thank u! Yes the words are quite profound… I love this contemplation so much! ❤️
This is an amazing piece. You have a gift.
Wow, this one is so f***** beautiful, excuse my French:) with the sunset as a back drop, this one is very bold looking, BTW I love Allen Watts, I fully enjoy your sense of creativity✝
If ur gonna say ‘fuck’, go for the gold! :)) this page ain’t g-rated! ❤️ and thank you! :)
Thanks, I should have said fantastic & exquisite:)
Great response. Haha :)
I was shocked I didn’t notice the beautiful back ground. lol
a few minutes prior . . .
Wow, lovely romantic :’)
This is insane, Michael! Dr. Suess…
Encore plus belle sans nuages et avec plus de cette belle lumière dorée du coucher de soleil
Words fail me xxxx
Aaaaaammmmmmmaaaazzziiinnngg!!! Thank you for sharing your balanced beauty :)