Usually when i include a single leaf, it is THE leaf that somehow enters my possession serendipitously, mid-process. this leaf became caught up on the base rock while i worked. It just stuck there instead of continuing downstream, as if waiting for me to finish. also a relatively rare leaf to find in the creek. and the structure, shape, size, and color, made it an ideal match for this instance.
also quite a funky line of balance. extremely difficult because the small one 4th from the bottom is at the extreme limit of friction.. the wrong vibration would cause an avalanche effect beginning with that one slipping off, fueled by all the weight on top. turned out nice though.. this is the 3rd variation from the original idea (see the bottom).
water helps to see which way gravity flows when it’s not so clear by looking at the arrangement.
Original Variation (Yesterday – 14 Nov 2015)
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Very beautiful. Brings peace to my heart and soul seeing your work. Thanks for sharing <3
My daughter loves this one because of the leaf :)
Me too :)
That point at which contact is made can be unstable. Like life.
David Lemieux c est beeeaaaauuu
Yeaaah graaave ! Mega balaise !
Absolutely beautiful :-)
Amazing …..how do u do this ..unbelievable
Nature appreciates your work
Love what you do an save it in my album♡♡
This one is making me scream at my computer.
Beautiful, thank you!
Going to do one of these, when I find the right spot…amazing
So incredible. See this John Callicutt
Duh that makes so much sense!
I don’t understand
I enjoy those artfully placed leaves.
This is subtly fantastic. One of my all-time favourites. Building this one with a straight line of balance would be difficult in itself. But with all the next-level counterbalancing going on… incredible.
u are incredible♡
Are there any videos of you making them?
I’m surprised the leaf didn’t knock the whole thing over!
Amazing! Picture perfect! #lessonstolearnfromnature #balancinglife #human
Be like water.
Ah. .. and then THIS. So beautiful.
I was in need of some counterbalance from all the fucked up shit in our world.Thank you. <3
I needed a few moments of tranquility this morning after a rough night. Thank you so much for providing them!
Will the leaf become a trademark?
just a symptom of the season :)
Maybe a symptom of talking of nature to your fantastic art
Hmm, never thought of that. So that’s why you keep the stones wet as you work… Cool stuff! (Y)
yea haha me neither , that made so much sense now
it always feels good to see your objekts in this trobling world
I love how the leaf is balanced on the rock. Beautiful!
Stunning! It was great meeting you while you were in the process of capturing this shot, yesterday. Your work is awe-inspiring!
I’m so glad I found you!
I love your (im)perfection! <3
Are u trying to tell us u dont use super glue ?
Another piece of perfection!
Stunning!! love the leaf perfect balance.
I love the composition of the photo on this one (and yes, the balance is awesome too!)
The leaf on the right side of the photo. Then on the left, looking upstream, a tree holding on to the only color in the rest of the image. Quite possibly where your ‘leaf survivor’ originated from!
I always love your work – but this one in particular is a favorite!
The best one I have seen as #4-5 defies everything.
have you ever shot it from the fish point of perception? Great balance, kissed by the softness of the leaf! B|
A brilliant one indeed! <3
” the small one 4th from the bottom is at the extreme limit of friction.. the wrong vibration would cause an avalanche effect beginning with that one slipping off, fueled by all the weight on top. ” – I’ve felt that way in life sometimes, like one wrong vibration could topple me and whatever I was carrying toppling with it. I’ve spent the past couple of years being the leaf or water in the rock balances of life – someday I hope to be a rock again, although being the leaf is just as well.
Awesome that’s what it is. I just look and wonder.
the little leaf makes all the difference (y)
Voilà la paix, la beauté et la sérénité. Essayez de garder pour voir…..
un moment de ravissement, et puis la vie avec ses horreurs te reprends; essayez de continuer de rêver. Merci
completely amazing. enjoy these so much. the leaf was perfect addition
Brian David Laskowski I think you’d enjoy him
Cette oeuvre est un cycle en soi qui acquiert une propre vie durable à cause de la photographie. En d’autres termes, la photographie vit dans la mort de sa première vie naturelle et réelle.
Fantastic! Do you like this too, Craig G P Mountford?
Absolutely ! Marianne Kaspar . . . My interest was originally with Japanese style rock arrangements as far back as 2000 , however about 3 or more years ago I saw these amazing creations . . . from there it was the gradual progression to my current achievements . . . still so much more practice/meditation to unfold . . . Michael Grab is my original ‘inspiration to creation’ . . . special thanks to Gravity :)
Very serendipitious. Excellent.
Perfection with the light.
Then the leaf completed the balance by adding its frequency…may such happen for the rest of the world.
Blows me away every time
The leaves are my favorite part!
your work is just amazing!
Amazing ! Thank you for sharing!
That is so awesome and so beautiful
You are gifted and I thank you for sharing that gift with the world.