Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 01 May 2016 — Istria, Croatia ::
rain and wind all morning…
I nearly wrote the day’s creative potential off to some indoor film editing, but decided to go out anyway on my cute but exposed rental scooter… why? i dunno.. no need to stop now. funny how the magic happens when I abandon all expectations. .
i decided to use HDR for the peak image to properly expose the full dynamic range… end result: self explanatory .. .
in the words of Dali, “There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.”
In The Studio
I’m in training lol. :)
This image really lifts my spirit.
So beautiful… Like a Maxfield Parrish painting.
Hola en que lugar es este y q cosa o q es lo q manipula las piedras a tal forma q parese escultura
A glorious and peaceful photo could look at it all day☺
Very nice photo.
Do you live for these moments?
the color of the sky and clouds and the balance itself are just as inspiring as your words – keep on keeping on, you’re doing so much good (for you and for so many, me included!)
I don’t believe this is physically possible with JUST rocks nothing else
True. Gravity is also required!
Try it yourself and you will see!
It is possible we have a whole local festival dedicated to this art form where I live in Texas. The festival was in march and most of the rock stacks are still standing all along the river bed
I’ve seen your videos when you knock them down. Do you often leave them?
Wow what a great scene!
I just love your creations! Thank you…
Mia jel slazes negdje kamenje s njim? Vidim te :D
Jenean Merkel Perelstein, thank you for opening so many eyes this weekend- “magic happens when I abandon all expectations”. More proof!
Abandon all expectations… as life gives so.
Beautiful composition in this photograph. Gorgeous landscape.
That is absolutely breathtaking!! Takes one’s breath away when you see it….. I wish I could create such pure tranquility……
me imagino que tu vida debe de ser muy equilibrada y que tienes la capacidad de mantener ley y orden en tu arte natural me agrada mucho tus obras maestras , me dan paz y sé que solo con cerrar los ojos y recordar tus piedras me relajo Gracias
“Art. Its definitions are legion, its meanings multitudinous, its importance often debated. But amid the many contradictory definitions of art, one has always stood the test of time, from the Upanishads in the East, to Michelangelo in the West: art is the perception and depiction of the sublime, the transcendent, the beautiful, the spiritual.”
~Ken Wilber ❤️
So beautiful :D I love your write-ups, man. Inspiring little back stories :D
Good tag ! Dali !! He is an inspiration for all artists !
calling in the ancestors, so deeply filled with grace and honour, love this
Your work is phenomenal. What reading material do you recommend for one interested in this art form?
there is a book by Peter Juhl called ‘Center of Gravity’ which is a good beginner’s guide to some of the nuances of stone balancing… eventually i’m gonna build my own guide, but Peter’s book is a good one to have if you’re interested in learning more about the artform.. ! you can buy it on amazon, or else a digital version can be purchased there too.
Also another very interesting book I found that ( in my opinion) is like a philosophical backbone to this entire art form is a small brown book called ‘wabi sabi – for designers and architects’ or something to that effect. It will instantly resonate with every aspect of practice. At least it did for me. Or just research ‘wabi sabi’
:) what a way to go. Dying of satisfaction! ⭐
Lovely setup and a beautiful sunset
Can you make video how did u do that.
check out http://vimeo.com/gravityglue
Fulana De Tal algo q me gustaria hacer con tu compañia.
Love reading your thoughts….
How long do they stay like that? Untill a storm or something nockes it over?
Nature always reforms itself!
depends mostly on wind, or earthquakes, or humans. this one i removed myself before i left the spot… :)
This is really cool.
Gravity Glue : Must be pretty much heartbreaking to remove such a beautiful piece of art, no? :-)
Carole Gauthier not at all.. Good practice in letting go. Better practice would be not to take any photos. . . Havnt quite got that far yet.
Please don’t stop taking the photos. Keep sharing your work with us!
Gravity Glue there is great value in the photos.
I agree – don’t stop taking the photos! I love to pause and be still with your creations- they make my day!
So true! I always watch every creation for a long time too. About the letting go part, there are a lot of gradients to that. Never go to far, some things really aren’t ment to let go, they make you who you are. Would be a shame to lose that. ;)
I’m studying your work, brother. Thank you for lifting up this art form. I am inspired. :-)
Your posts are so inspiring! Thank you!
Just beautifull .