Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 22 May 2016 — Istria, Croatia ::
All the tourist folk are beginning to flood the croatian coast. My challenge lately has been avoiding the people traffic and finding quiet places to work. Especially while also searching for leeward rock spots and views in the right direction at the right time. Luckily i had some advice from a local friend, which led me to this coastline exploring for criteria-worthy rockspots, and ended up here, far more remote than I anticipated. But my mission was ultimately successful. Bumpy ride on the scooter, nearly inaccessible by car. . . So i spent the whole afternoon stacking rocks, ass-naked, running around like a wild animal, soaking up every photon of sun — and it was pure awesome. Found some surprisingly nice rounded rocks here too! Also quite a fresh adventure navigating my way back out in the moonlight…!
Eblouïssant, magique, magifique <3
You make my HEART Happy
Keep IT up
Badass Rockstacker Michael
Truly one of my favorite!
So special bless you
I have a bid ion now in my mind of us forever! Gorgeous as always
omg how awesome is that one! im still in beginner stage, this looks like level expert haha ill get there one day :)
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there is a cat in the hat kind of symmetry to it that is very pleasing
love this one
Did you make a video of making that one? LOL!!!!
This is getting out of control. Amazing.
awesome photo and awesome for your experience , blessings brother
Wow! Art everywhere!.Especially love nature art. ♡♡
u was chyba kamienie są z papieru ;)#GravityGlue
Love the rocks you found to create this piece. Looks like the advice from the local on where to go paid off! Love seeing a full moon reflection on the water…I think this has become my favorite Croatian creation:)
Wonderful piece of art, amazing balance.
Très joli mais peux-tu jurer que tu n’utilises pas de glue…..si non la magie n’existe plus…
Your posts are always a pleasure.
a ballerina in rocks–love it!
What? No naked selfies? Heh.
Meanwhile, yet another lovely bliss full capture. Just gorgeous.Thanks.
Wouldn’t wanna blind anyone haha
Uh-oh. White boy ginger issues? ..maybe soak up a few more lumens first.. ;)
Just absolutely stunning balance…
Fantastic balance, so elegant.
My all time favorite!
So incredible thank you for sharing
love navigating by the light of the full moon <3
Two moons…waning crescent and full…stunning.
Im very interested in your construction method – how big is the largest one in the stack? Do you build in sub stacks ?
the largest horizontal rock was was quite heavy, linear measurement of the side facing the camera is maybe 35-40 cm? and shaped a bit like pancake looking from the top. and no sub stacks are involved… i just gather more rocks than i need within arms reach, and it’s kinda of a one shot process, one rock at a time, holding everything until the last 1 or 2 tiny ones at the top. it requires all the weight for the counterbalance to work. very difficult process. especially with a smaller bottom contact like this.. quite difficult to estimate the proper position of the bottom rock, with so much weight above it.
I admire your patience, precision and fortitude.
Ass naked..really? You need to come to Rhode Island and balance here….just saying.
Hahaha…..I love that kinda peace…..dance like nobodys looking…..:-)
Viviane Neves ;o)
Your not only a wizard with rocks, your also a magician with words! Bravo!
Always a great composition too!
thanks for inspiration and encouraging to do what one really loves… its possible….sometimes hard to trust in that..
a very sensual piece
Wow so peaceful…
This is my most favorite of all your work I have seen, something about calls to me….. I want to run from soceity and live unrestrained……
Our neighbor has several sculptures in her front yard.
This reminds me of mud patties. Maybe its the rounded shapes…but I see the top rocks as big drips of muddy clay….(or poop. :)
I love how the sun and its reflection form an upside down exclamation point!
Wow! Magnificent composition, love, love, love!
The composition in this one is very interesting. The smooth rocks standout against a couple jagged ones very nicely. Then their placement on the huge rocks of totally different colors. This one is very pretty and peaceful.
So… Naked, huh? Be careful. I’d imagine a fella could get hurt doing what you do while he’s naked…
…thank you for making me stop scrolling down the timeline… ;) grateful now. <3
Lovely! Like the composition in this one! The moon is an added element!
how beautiful and what a wonderful total experience. Thank you !
Wonderful harmony with your Cosmic connection. Thank you for sharing the set(group) with us ♥ ♥ ♥ ;)
Even the clouds are mirroring your stones!❤️
You are a miracle and an inspiration!
The yellow streak of moonlight on the water looks unnatural. What’s going on there? The rock balance is simple elegance.
camera setting: 112mm, f/7.1, iso200, 5sec … not sure what’s causing the horizontal dark blue ripple … but either way it’s all natural. thanks! :)
Gravity Glue The blue riple is caused by wind I guess, the rest of the sea is flat as a mirror! :) When you have the chance of going on a speedboat at night you’ll be amazed, the sound of the engine combined with the water sound is hypnotising! I’m getting goosebumps just typing this! :P
Oh and great creation and picture again btw!! ;)
Dieter Kepler wind usually seems the case. Prolly here too but it also seemed strange since the evening felt completely windless. And I rarely see just a thin strip like this… Normally I see a line where the wind starts hitting the surface over after a leeward spot and then continues … But ur prolly right, wind is all I can imagine it being a result of
Welcome to Istria :) Come to visit us again…as soon as posible :)
i’ll be here until june 12th! :)