Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 04 April 2016 — Colorado, USA ::
I know this one doesn’t look like it should stay.. buuuut alas, it is pure and simple (maybe complicated) balance. Things start acting funky (kinda like an orb) when so much weight builds up top of a relatively tiny rock (let alone tiny combination). The lower curl took the most time to properly align, before going big, because those smaller finer edges (vibrations) tend to disappear under mounting pressure. Extremely steady hands/body/breath required.
Cool stuff, holy cow.
Do you stack them one at a time?
I need to see it to believe it! That thing can’t possibly stand up just like that.
Rox Fultz this is the page I was tellin you about
One of my first tries, making my mothers garden even nicer :D
I was going to tag you in this today lol
Beautiful minds think alike
You have created an amazing wonder to behold!!
i do similar i love your work
Claudio Abreu Leandro Bainy Valente
Your work is always so cool.
Pradip Majumdar see this.
What a creation! Actually defies gravity at many points, not on the whole though.
You’ve got to be kidding me, that’s got to be some sort of savant thing.
Awesome … Again x
Tia Sanders thats wassup haha .. crazy huh!?
We do this at folk fest… Or along walking paths… Luke’s actually really good at it.. :/
please post videos, its hard to believe
He has videos on you tube
I would love to see this in combination with some of Chihuly’s work!
Do you leave these standing? How long do they last (without any human interference)?
Very inspiring, thanks for the share!
Incredible, Michael. Bowing down in respectful reverence. Way to show us what can be achieved, and providing technical guidance at the same time. You have a special talent, and you share willingly, and helpfully. Very much appreciated, my friend.
Logan Preston this is whatbi was telling you about
Yo lets go!! This ones clean!
Im to down
Karen Sasine isn’t this amazing
An artist in Colorado
I tried at a creek. The concentration and patience I don’t have! Lol
Jessica MacRaePaige BevegeHeath Liam GroganElla Tellmia StoreySean Ivan O’Farrell
Cynthia Hudson Reed
Takes you 3 hours to make this yet the stones look covered in syrupy water from top to bottom in the pic…I smell fakery here, the stones would be dry that far in time. Nice clear glue, not gravity
Please punch yourself in the face for being so stupid
He does time lapse sometimes. How ignorant can you be?
Brian Vande-Stouwe I could call you ignorant about things you dont know about too
Its not fake!
I love playing with pebbles/rocks and balancing them. I actually find it very relaxing.
Shannon Arout follow this page – he’s amazing
I wish could do a “short story” on Super soul Sunday Oprah show
Your creations are beautiful sir!
I wrote a comment a few weeks ago doubting your talent. Why because of all the wrong reasons. Please except my apologies for that.
I have an idea how hard this is
diggin the new style!
fantastic and so great to see – thanks. x
What A Gift. !!!
…sunt precum sufletul…cu emotii mici, cu emotii mari, cu clipe de fericire, dar si cu clipe de..esec…!Dar toate intr-un echilibru sfant!
Awesome! How much time did it take to complete this? (Or, how much patience do YOU have?)
i blaim black magic on this
I swear u r so talented, oh and steady too. If I could do this, I’d probably be alright. The time it would take me to do this I couldn’t handle, at least not right now. I’m working on it though. Your work is beautiful, I’m glad I made it come up first on my FB account. Thank you so much.
oh NO …. :-) You are incedibel …. :-)
both brilliant and beautiful.
Did it fall on its own? If so, how long did it remain before it fell?
You are amazing, nature is amazing and your art is amazing! This is beautiful beyond words.
is this really happened? can you give me any machanism that how this happens
Tu trabajo es simplemente increíble viejo. Felicitaciones.
Further proof that nothing is impossible ❤️
Looks like the weight of my problems/obstacles on my tiny shoulders each day
Amazing. That does NOT look like it should be holding and yet … it does!
None of these look like they should stay!
Wow, you’re work is amazing! ❤️
Nghệ thuật và sự khéo léo
Are you still actively doing this? I heard someone could face legal bullshit for this act of beauty….
this was made yesterday.
Legal bullshit why???
disturbing nature, landscape, etc
Disturbing nature, WOW…. Maybe just another way for the government to extort the people
Must have started with those one people….I’m sure..right?
This is natural beauty at its finest… keep spreading the love…. ✌
the only problem is when we leave them up to let a child be scientifically curious enuf to knock it on their feet, hands, break bones
Penny Dukelow take this matter up with the people responsible for cutting down our rainforests…choose your battles wisely friend
I always leave mine standing. It’s way of bringing magic back into nature.
I know mine are not as spectacular as those by gravity clue, but I’m still learning
Brian these are amazing !!
How did you ‘learn’ this ??
Brian Vestphael Lyngsaae Nature has always been magic and always will be. No magic has been lost.
Although it’s not the point of such endeavor, I would love to know how much time each stack took to accomplish.
Bob Thomson Please, tell me you are kidding? At what point did the next generation become so wrapped in cotton wool? When did people stop taking responsibility for their own actions, and start blaming everyone else? I am rarely tempted to reply to comments, but i really never read anything so depressing as that comment :(
Justine OMG agreed!
I wasn’t sure whether to giggle at the absurdity of it or weep at the reality of it.
you are crazy :-) … absolutely perfect !!!
Gratitude Mister Gravity Glue for your grand and magnificent creations of Beautiful Balance….
Time wise, how long does it take you to get a balance of this….shall we say, “Caliber”?
evolution through finding rocks, experimentation, multiple variations, to this point? maybe 3 hours..
Leah Yates Autumn Palmer
These are all glued together. Promise you. Glued together with gravity.
Always magnificent posts!
Shannon Barnes HOW!? My goodness, incorporating those smaller ones is so difficult! Ye witch! Magician!
I’m itching to do this soon!
I do little ones in my yard but, need to get out adventuring soon. It’s getting warm, green and, beautiful here again.
So happy spring is here!!!
Me Too! I am a solar powered being!
Amen brother :)
This one kind of represents my life as I live and see it. Lol.. All kinds of crazy, yet I’m still here. Love this piece. Admire your patience and creative art.
dansend mannetje met stenen op zijn hoofd
How tall is she?
roughly up to my waist so maybe a meter? not sure
second to seventh stone from below, look with your eyes half closed