Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab – 22 April 2016 — Colorado, USA ::
Insert 2 days of flow energy into a spot on a full moon and…
Negotiating so many interconnected edges under so much weight, and making this happen in semi-raging water was no simple task (especially with the smaller rocks!).
Curveball in this context was a significant rise in water level from the previous day of experimentation. I could now feel the water flowing inside the larger rocks. As if it wasn’t enough of a challenge already.
Anyway… one rock led to another and after a few variations, collapses, rocks lost & found, and persistent evolution, I decided to settle here… the asymmetry grew on me, and the light had me all quiet and happy
Meditation. Balance. Art.
Such a stunning work of art. I really really love this one :D
Geoff Creber i think your rock walls are nearly there. Standards next cattlemens
my rock walls are so much better than that
I am just in awe!
מוזמן לעיין בהנאה..☺️ Nims Friedman
Really out of ordinary ‘stone balance’ pièce! Thank to share it.
Pepe Escayola Ravell
What an emotional shot!
You still have the gift!!
That one is sick!!
Oh my! Amanda Ripmichael M
That is more inspiring than anything I’ve seen today.
You are not human! But it is a good thing :)
You’re so awesome!
When you really look and really see… . everything is amazing. I always love really seeing your balance art ⭐
love this….would love to try!!!
Gravity Glue, good start?
Marnie Drawver Steve Diehl i need practice
You did great with the one today.
Good start!!! I loved that place!!!
We will have to go back and find the mine.
“as if ‘earth day’ was even a thing” – boom, yes!
Well done :)
Not terribly impressive but it’s my first one. I might get hooked on this…
Make that double Wow!
This is spooky, I was going to try this tomorrow at the river near me, and then this pops up on my News Feed. I’ve been playing with stones, water, and shutter speeds today too…not reached your standard yet. Long, long way to go.
My veg patch is over run with Forget Me Not. I was on my belly for this one, with the heady smell of the soil, flowers and rain. Intoxicating, and very, very relaxing.
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THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!! ❤️ badass
I am a novice artist inspired by your work. Tonight I will do my rock stacking at an Immersive Multimedia Masquerade event in Seattle. I don’t feel ready or nearly skilled enough yet. I’m scared. And I will do my best.
I’ve learned that stacking rocks is about staying in there through the failures. It is about letting go, again and again. It is about knowing all the while that in the end, the forms will disorganize.
Tonight, I will do these things in front of others. That is frighteningly vulnerable. As a deeply personal art form, it is fitting. It will be just me and my rocks, and my determination to “stand in the fire.”
Thank you for this piece. It reminds me this is truly art in the construction as much as the final form. Be well.
you will find the quiet and voila! go get em tiger!! :)
I love my rocks too.
This is mine, and not as fancy though. I’ll have to give that a try next time I get the chance!
The one on top makes me think of a frog
I always thought Cairns just served a utilitarian purpose but you have turned them into works of art!
It’s actually quite meditative. I know when I make mine, I completely tune out the world around me, all I hear is the river, and generally all my attention is focused on that one task at hand.
Fox Wurster, still think mine was excessive?
full moon rising above Boulder shortly after . . . too windy up here for rocks . . . pretty nonetheless. <3
I love your work and admire your focus. Thank you for sharing your amazing gifts with us :)
Oh so beautiful :’)
your work is amazing
before my foot surgery I visualized that collection of stones in a zen portrait of water and stones, it worked
I’m definitely fan and studying the work, the art, and the knowledge. This was last weekend. You are the reason I try things I never imagine will work
Nice! Where is it?
Parkton Md. Right off the NCR trail. That bridge is the oldest standing bridge in Md
This is on otherside of bridge. 1side is Hotel side other is 1912 Bankside and both are owned by family
sweet!!!! love your work!
Thank you. Greatly appreciated
I know exactly where you’re talking about. Awesome.
That’s amazing work. Love the art
what the fuck my dude
Love you work! It makes me feel all calm inside.
you always amaze me Mark! <3
I’m a river dweller, stone seeker myself, and so inspired by your art I’ve decided to devote my energies to practicing. Baby steps. Thank you!
I love your art and photography!!!
Whaaaaat??? Love it!