Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 12 May 2016 — Istria, Croatia ::
Perhaps i was a bit unclear the other day when i mentioned ‘flow-states’.
Flow is not about some ambiguously positive ideal or destination. It is a state of consciousness and being, characterized by non-attachment. No more, no less. There is no positive/negative involved.
Therefore don’t deny feelings, ‘good’ or ‘bad’, love or otherwise — but as much as you want to grasp and hold, don’t. Let it go. If it’s meant to come back, it WILL.
a favorite poem:
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.
~ William Blake
Carmen D Contreras caption is important
Miguel Estéfano Mora Vera
Everytime I see your creation it seems unbelievable. Incredibly wonderful!
Profound, moving, and “awe” inspiring!!
Thought of you on my hike when I saw all of these!
Natalie Potter where? :)
Gravity Glue Kauai north shore on the Kalalau trail. They are as far as the eye can see:) nothing quite as amazing as yours but thought you would like to see:)
And what’s a shame is that there’s a whole movement of people who will walk by these and knock them all down.
Holy Cow. That one is awesome. Good going!
I must practice
your work amazes and takes my breath away.
are my eyes deceiving me !!! <3
You are doing the impossible..!! Fascinante.
ojala tu amor aguantara como el equilibrio de esta obra Karla
Wow! A real beauty, this one!
Maricor Arrowmint Buenviaje
Fuck hahahah. Magician!
How. Exactly. Sigh.
This one would be gravity glue Dr. seuss approved! Awesome
“Joy as it flies”
Love it. Really great.
And this stacking perfectly illustrates flow (if flow can be static for awhile).
Ha yes so much confusion around “flow” but it’s as simple as you put it.
love the poem
wow!!! this one’s good !!!! wish I could try!
You are Just amazing
You’ve got to be kidding!!!
Bella Erica Smole what the heck? thats too much
They look like stone beads on a string! Magical!
Love this one… thoughts, poem, structure and all. Magnificent illustration of our true curvilinear reality!
How in the world??
Love the poem, and really love your work!
Orion Rising ta mal este cara! jajaj
WOW!!! This one might be the most epic ever…..
But positive negative can draw one to “flow” when “flow” is lacking because positive and negative states combined make flow. All life energy is held in positive /negative and neutral states. One cannot separate oneself from either three states just be in the flow of them all together. Hard to explain but all is flow.
i’m pretty sure you’ve missed my point, or else i’m missing yours, but most likely both.
Part of me really wants to see a time-lapse of you making this because I genuinely can’t comprehend how you put this together with 2 hands…. and the other part doesn’t want you to ruin the surprise ;)
Another one that looks like an impossibility.
Amazing. Agustín Ugarte
See Simon Wragg
i have no words <3
Wow…okay, now you’re just showing off! ;)
I have no idea how you pulled this one off – amazing!
oh my god, this one
You are inspiring in words and art.❤️❤️❤️
Love the words and this very creative balance!! ❤️
It sounds so “easy” letting go, with the unsaid “don’t mind, it was not meant to be – who knows what it was good for…” – and includes so much trust in a “plan” which unseen for me guides.
Letting go is as if you kill part of your heart and dreams.
And that hurts so unspeakably much.
Only one small – I’m running out of my English – sperm? of hope is growing and tries to illuminate
Not easy to say what I want so l leave it like this.
Hard to believe this could exist even for a fleeting moment.
and in 10-15 mph winds! :) no joke!
Jesus that is beautiful
Dude -this is ridiculous!
You are like Yoda,and wow Yoda is real ! The force is real !
Chase Macarski Alex Kocot IV
proffessional rock stacker
Every piece, every structure is amazing!!! Love your art and the poem.
you just had to quote blake, didn’t you?
“as it flies”
That is incredible!!
la petite Gabrielle en avait fait une aussi belle de pyramides de galets gardois!!!
You gotta step up your game!
I bet gorilla glue would work GREAT
Sherry Lynn Logan
Lucas Anderson … what
I actually had already screen capped this intending to show you! hahahah damn this is wild though
We have a long path ahead of us gents
This is an amazing piece of art!!! <3
Holly Eden Morrow!
Celui qui veut conquérir la joie,
Malgré lui, la brisera ;
Celui qui, quand elle passe, sait doucement l’embrasser
Pourra toute sa vie en profiter.
……….nailed it lol
great picture! where is this taken?
I took this at budleigh beach in exmouth. Stunning pebble beach! Worth a visit :D
I <3 this one !
Word & Action
so so so good….you are are stone wisperer…
I so needed this today. <3
Amazing .. And the poem too :)
God appears & God is light
To those poor Souls who dwell in Night
But does a Human form display
To those who dwell in Realms of day – William Blake
yea! Love it <3
Wow! That’s insane!
How is that even possible?
that’s why Glue is involved in this headline…….it has to be GLUE!
Sweeeet! Love it!!!
Ed Beveridge Gravity is the glue. The full title says it all.
Gravity and a generous contribution from friction
took the words right out of my mouth…..still must watch the process some day !!!.
Your crazy , man! ;) <3
Your art fits the words.
Vili Paoletić kamenjak :D
znam, bio je u PU prošli tijedan
Oh my god!
You WERE NOT “unclear.” Nice post here, though.
I have been painting “forever” – and had gallery representation on four continents a t various times – oils, watercolor and, now, acrylics. Your art is so stunning . . . I look forward to everything you post.
P.S. Love the rock balance too. The jagged rocks are a nice contrast to your other work I’ve seen :)
thanks! it was nice to find this spot with fresh slabs. these ones sounded glassy too.. i think these are how many of the glassy beach rocks start, before taken by the sea!
Ah, yeah, of course. That’s cool :D
Yes, mate!! Love this!! Think I really needed to hear this today too :D
Thank you, lovely xx
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.” <3
also a favorite! <3
superbe!!! on dirait une sorcière avec son nez crochu, son menton pointu et son chapeau tordu!!!
et 1000 bravos pour l’équilibre!!!
its kind of magic dude ^_^