Bow River, Calgary, Canada

Michael Grab was born in Edmonton, Canada in 1984 and relocated to Boulder, Colorado in 2002 to attend University. He stumbled into the art of stone balance through a kind of serendipitous accident in the summer of 2008. Through his early years of practice, Michael grew a local and international reputation for designing highly unlikely balanced rock formations up and down Boulder Creek, which flows through the heart of Boulder.

While Michael is generally based in Colorado, he has also attracted international acclaim for his work and has developed his portfolio/practice in over 20 countries, including countless unique environments as well as performing live for audiences at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, and around the world. He intends to continue sharing his message of BALANCE worldwide through performing, teaching, learning, and applying, his developing mastery of an ancient practice.




Live Performance - Shanghai
Live Performance – Shanghai, China

Stone Balance installations engage visitors and inspire a diverse range of conversation. Seeing rocks balanced in counterintuitive ways will have people questioning their own conceptions of possibility, if not arguing the presence of “glue”. Often it will be something they have rarely, if ever, seen before, especially to such an advanced technical degree. A step above the installation element is the live demonstration/performance element.  Since balances are often inspired in some way by the environment, gardens begin to form in relation to the surrounding elements like audience, atmosphere, music, etc. People love witnessing the meditative creation process.

I have extensive experience with international clients, and I am available to create and teach stone balance at a wide variety of public and private events/projects including weddings, art shows, film shoots, memorials, corporate events, festivals, marketing/lifestyle/tourism projects, etc. Basically anywhere on earth with rocks and gravity.

If you would like to commission me to create and photograph a collection of work to highlight your property, venue, country, etc. please contact me with your ideas as I have extensive experience in this realm as well.




Gravity Glue workshops are a great way to discover balancing AND really TUNE IN to more subtle vibrations of awareness. I’d like to guide a well rounded, practice-based, approach to the art that touches on a bit of background, purpose(s), physics, other balancers, and techniques for balancing. Not to mention the photography as a big part of sharing your creations. I encourage slow contemplative play, curiosity, and safety. Sessions can include anyone from beginner to advanced skill levels.

Locally, I offer privately arranged workshops in Boulder, Colorado. These generally consist of 1-on-1 sessions or very small groups for a few hours at a time. If you’d like to book a Gravity Glue workshop for a larger group or outside of Boulder, please see my general requests below, and feel free to email me with any questions or ideas. Clients often prefer to group workshops with contracted demonstrations/performances, but any of the elements can happen on their own as well.



  • travel and accommodation related to the event is fully covered (for non-local bookings)
  • rocks (ideally granite or something of similar hardness) are supplied locally.
  • a fee based on details of the booking / contract, etc

PLEASE contact me if you have any questions. Thanks!

Email: [email protected]

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