Welcome to the East Friesian island of Borkum.. roughly an hour off the north coast where Netherlands and Germany meet. Technically a German island, but the ferry over there left from a small Dutch town called Eemshaven.. Sailing to Borkum was like transporting to an alternate universe. Nearly an hour across a choppy North Sea. Rumored to be quite a windy place. Often foggy or cloudy/rainy. Nothing in sight on all horizons.. the rest of the world might as well not even exist. a version of Narnia?
Anyway, Borkum put on quite an intimidating face. But i seized a window of opportunity and made this balance happen the first day.
I actually really love this place. very surreal compared to past locations. some excellent rocks turned up after scouting around a bit… and it is quite exciting to have tides! the day BREATHES!!! and i breathe WITH it!!
and once again… curious humans left and right. a little girl came and stood right next to me to see what i was doing. didn’t speak a word of english. i didn’t speak a word of german. but we were able to share the time and space with child-like enchantment.
Wish I could learn how to do it!
Thank you! Love your art!
Thank you for my moments of Zen when I look at your posts!
Dat is kunst
I wish I were now on Borkum! But I am in the very south of Germany and Borkum is the very north…
Magnificent work as always. Every time i come across a photo of yours i hold my breath. I still cannot figure out why..!
Lets balance the sacred rocks on the entire globe,and send the photos to Gravity Glue … From Switzerland of East (Swat)
Mindblowing or what?!
The little girl may remember that day on the beach for very long time. And loads of people admire what you are capable of. Please try to stay cool. It would be very sad if mass media and the masses would affect you. Hopefully you have a pack of true friends keeping you to the ground…and balanced so very well.
i do just fine looking out for myself! and i have great family and friends. i’m happy you enjoy my art but please don’t try to keep me in check. thanks! ;)
You have got to be freaking out a lot of people, Hell this one freaks ME out. Always amazing Michael.
Damn! That is a good one!
I agree about the book!! We would love to have one, too. I so admire what you do and find myself wishing I was that little girl. My mantra has been “patience is a virtue” and you are filled with “virtue”!!
Please, please put your photos in a book and sell it to me! I’ve asked and asked!
Such a gift you share with with us! Thank You again :-)
………..be always as I am one of those rocks ………
Do you seek diversity in stones for balancing or do like stones cling better to one another?
i mostly just look for rocks that are relatively clean of debris like thick algae or whatever… harder the better for balancing… as for friction, it is not usually an important factor in selection. except when i was on beaches in scotland… when EVERYTHING seemed to be relatively frictionless.. my search usually just starts for something like granite! :)
I love that. Communicating at the heart and soul level.
Speechless wonder…. your gift always
When are you coming to Australia….Sunshine Coast…. Mooloolah Valley???
soon i hope!!!
Inspiring! I can’t wait for my snow to melt so I can find rocks again!
Doesn’t need words anyway.
You nail it again time, space and the child like ..always a journey…
Nice one :) <3