total creation time: ~ 6 hours
final thread: ~ 30 minutes
life after zero: ~ 2 hours
most difficult aspects:
~ balancing a sequence of tiny rocks to hold relatively immense weight. one slip and they get lost in the rushing water. started over on the small sequence 4ish times before not losing my rocks. but i must say the final sequence delights me most. each loss a necessary stepping stone. . .
~ placing the top rock. so much tension held up by a complicated and sensitive set of smaller rocks. not to mention even lifting the top rock with one arm. I used my head several times as an extra (necessary) stabilizer. sat the whole time. the question to move on came up here and there. ignored each time. the only thing standing in the way was me myself and i.
These make good targets for rifles
Very clever and totally awesome concept…as well as skill and patience to make it happen! Great job!
6 hours!!!! And that is done for us to enjoy. Thank you , thank you for every stone that you artfully balance. You are amazing .
Brilliant achievement!! Congrats Michael.
I’m hypnotised by your art pieces, thanks for sharing valued details on layering process.
This could be my favorite one! Of course I say that about so many of your creations. ;) <3
If i only have your patience….
I am amazed, as always. .. HUMAN POWER is great when mindfulness is present.
Ali Ssa ❤️
You are awesome!!!
Thanks for sharing Your Awesomeness! Your name should be Magic Mike!
Bro. I started stacking about a month ago and your work was my inspiration, keep going !!
I enjoy telling myself no, and then pulling off the (impossible) obviously possible when finished..
a celebration of life!
Love it but I don’t have the patience to do it.
Me myself and I. yep ….. made me cry. The whole process so much in it and to it. thanks for sharing :)
Let’s go again Mikey also I need my CDs hahahs
well done mate as usual !! can u explain how u do arch??
watch the shape of stones he use it carefully
thanks for this vid’ i’ll try it nxet time! :)
I almost didn’t want to “like” this because I was afraid I would knock it over lol.
Luis Urena Baby see
Matt Dulaney #patience
your words are just as beautiful as your creations Michael!!
A person whose head is bowed and whose eyes are heavy cannot look at the light.
Christine de Pizan,
It’s simple but complicated? I know that!
In my simple way, I’m going to have my Grand kids build me some rock cairn’s for the front of the house.
<3 it, great job. can't even imagine the patience that it took
Giorgi Gobadze :D aaa dzma :D
How you fix these?
They are held together ONLY with gravity – nothing else is used to ‘fix’ them, nothing at all! Try doing it – it is great fun :)
I cann’t believe.
That’s a superb looking balance :) (y)
“What more can i say? I wouldn’t be here today if the old school didn’t pave the way.”
Ever been to the Ozarks/Buffalo River? Beautiful Area, great place to find amazing rocks to balance. This was my first time at balancing.
Some of us look at you as being part of the old school. You have certainly inspired me.
A beautiful example of never giving up on anything in this life. Your passion shows!
Amazing! Big respect!
how can i do it?
place one rock on top of another! :))
That might look like a sarcastic answer, but that really is how you start, and just advance along at your own speed. :)
Where do you do this wonderful work?
It didn’t seem sarcastic to me. Go to his website to read more.
I love hiking around Boulder county and making my small attempts at balance, but more than that, I love that I find them on trails at least as often as I’m inspired to try.
Rare earth material
Thats a beautiful one man.
This is brilliant, Michael Grab!
Love the description on this one, thanks for explaining the process a bit!
Awesome! May I share?
I see lots of other shares now, so I guess I shall, too. :-)
Youre a total inspiration Michael, thank you!