Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 10/11 April 2016 — Colorado, USA ::
Pushing a recent invention further. . ! I guess this would be a hybrid with legs . .?
Day Two – 11 Apr 2016 (tomorrow)
ALSO ~ see it in the snow + video
[…] standing 6 days after zero.. just in time for some super squishy spring […]
John Michael Frey…
I collect heart rocks!.. This is one of my favorites
HOW CAN WE DO THIS!!!!!
Famke Aeffner Stacking rocks for Zen
At first glance thought was human walking from rock to another one !
Now this is pure art! Beautiful!
Speaks volumes of the balance, the harmony of love
This was a gentle reminder that I’m due to head to the river soon to do some stacking. I miss the meditation of this task throughout the winter. This is such a magnificent hands on meditation. A spiritual and physical balancing and perspective enhancing activity. To people who haven’t tried it it is like trying to explain a color to someone who can not see.”..
Belinda N Tony
The glue is good
Bro, this is absolutely awesome <3
Going to be my new background!!
Cha we need to do more of this
Two questions – I don’t understand your caption “25 hours after zero. . . .” is that the more-poetic-than-I-can-process way of saying it took 25 hours to build – You don’t usually speak Inscrutable… .. .. .. And there seems to be more to the not-so-random rock – Haven’t I seen it before? (Personally, unless there’s a deeper reason behind its presence, if it’s imported I think that detracts from the indigenous aura of the creation.)
zero is the point at which i know it’s balanced and can let go. so this photo was taken 25 hours after that (next day). and this heart rock was chillin within 1 meter of this creation. first appearance! fits perfectly! :)
Gravity Glue thanks for the speedy answer .. .. I wasn’t aware of how you used the word “zero” – that’s good to know. I am so glad that the heart rock was so close by, no authenticity damage done whatsoever :- ). .. .. Again, this creation is one of your best ever. And, as always, thanks for leavening the dross of daily political events with your photographs and thoughts about what is real.
Just beautiful – Maybe best ever !
Laura esta haciendo unas diligencias no se ha podido comunicar con usted porque ya le desactivaron el internet en el celular. Cuando llegue le marca. Saludos.
How long you need to do this one? Good job.
Fantastic this one bro…
Love it! Remember Sedona?
<3 for you
Aww thanks! Love you for the sake of Allah, habibti.
Malak Fakhoury may the One whom you love me for love you! Ya albi.
My most favorite yet, methinks!!
My oh my this one is utterly fantastic!! Love the heart!! Keep it up!
Favorite so far!
This is awesome! So much patience…
OMG!!! I love love love it and you even have a heart rock in it!!!!
You are inspiring…:-)
Now that is absolutely amazing and soooo beautiful! ! ! ! !
love, love, love…the whole thing but the heart rock makes it!
Wow!!! This is wonderful. Want a print!!!!
beautiful and amazing creative stone sculptures!!!!!!!!!!
Best one yet
Jargh Hammons this is the page I was speaking of
One of your best ever! Thanks, as always!
25 hours is awesome
So beautiful again <3
Love it! <3
Not so random: the universe has just endorsed your work. :)
Next level stuff, MG. Really amazing.
You entered the stratosphere Dude !
Eres un extraterrestre sin gravedad Michael Grab ;o)
Just ONE ant
wow. simply wow.
i do not have adequate words to describe the sheer awesomeness of this. you rock!
you are true wizard! love your work!
Amanda Ripmichael M
Ok people that go around a stack rock,
Need to “get a life” there are more things in this world that need addressed then stacking rock. If this is your only talent in life. Then you need help. Get a job,volunteer you time to something, but if going around stacking rocks is all Ya got. You might wNt to set the bar a little higher.
Thanks for the laugh! :))
That was rude.
Im sure he does other things…most artists do. Just because its not a career doesnt make it any less artistic or cool?
Ken you’re probably good at playing in traffic. You should go give that a shot. This guy has a talent. What do you have besides a pathetic attitude towards talent?
I love this art. I think it requires tremendous skill and patience, and an appreciation for the ephemeral. On a practical level, I can see a market for the photographs made into posters. I’m glad he is so dedicated to this art form and I hope he will be inspired by nature his whole life.
Go around a stack rock!
You try it then
T Bone Johnson in my culture water is our first medicine, laughter is second.. If you don’t get this then YOU need to get a life!.. I feel sorry for you and your hatred.. I am bear clan and this has actually helped me with my PTSD from the military!.. I listen to his rivers flow and I try to balance these rocks to help find inner peace.. So bug off!!
Carla thought you might like this :)
Brogan Southern <3
Why do people spend hours stacking rocks? Idgi
Same reason we sculpt or paint… the reward of creating something beautiful, and challenging ourselves, and sharing, and….
I’m an artist myself. Used to sculpt clay, paint, dance and now music. I guess rocks are not my medium.
Kristine Lee So you should not patronize their art.
I apologize if it came across as so. I legit wondered why people spent their time stacking rocks. Maybe for patience building or balance or meditating lol
Just wanted to understand ones gain from it
Trust Me. I have Stacked Rocks too to a point which seems achieving impossible by other fellas but once I did tried I ended up beyond my self beliefs.
The only difference is I am bit conscious about element of Irreversible Time, hence I dedicate only about quarter of a Hour if I achieve any its Worth, if Not I move on.
This below piece was a mere 7 mins n razor sharp.. <3
Kristine Lee there is no gain expected through practice.. similar to mediation, the process is the most important part, as with most or all artistic flow states… just give it a do, demystify it for yourself. it may seem like a waste of time, in fact it seems so for many humans, but it is one of the most therapeutic and highly transformative practices i know, along with countless practitioners around the world. not to mention the humbling beauty that often becomes obvious through working with the unpredictability of nature.
Love the heart stone.
Really, really love this one
Dig the heart-shaped rock. The man loveth his work.
And the rocks will cry out
Dunja Straka <3
Just one frog
Love is in the air !… beautiful place, beautiful heart… <3
One of my favorites!
learned our lesson. Be still.
Maybe this will work for you :) The quality is not very impressive (I enlarged it to FullHD from this small original) but I did some post-processing (denoising and removing JPEG artifacts) so still much better then automatic Windows resize ;) http://imgur.com/V5afd6s
The heart-stone balance is breath-taking. Lovely.
Do you sell prints?
מגניב איזה יופי שלסידור האבנים
Que increíble balance..!
Beautiful work! Awesome!!!
Now you’re just showing off! :-)
Do you have this one full size pls? I would like it as wallpaper :)
Beautiful – your best one yet. :-)
Toujours aussi incroyable!
You mean it takes 25 hours to do that?
He means 25 hours after completed :)
Every day there’s new surprise! !!!
Beautiful and breathtaking <3
You mean you weren’t the one that added that heart? Ha!
it was me :P
Oh. Ha. Yeah. I think i could balance that heart, but im not sure i would dare try it next to that build if i came across it . :*
I was gonna repost that wobbly seeming balance yesterday, with something along the lines of “go home gravity, you’re drunk” . .
Today i see you are love drunk.
Everyday? Everyday. Random, not so random heart. <3
(y) Good work !!!!
REALLY?! That is amazing.
Just when I start thinking I’m getting better at this stuff, you raise the bar higher. Great job though.
Cleverly created! Does look like it has legs:))
In my dreams. Is this a bit witchy poo on our part? Funny as.
Hunter Jones thought you might like this so cool
Are you kidding ? Amazing
The rock whisperer, I feel a reality show comming… :P
Ömer Çetin İrem Sena Arıcıoğlu
Vay aq adamı nasıl yapıyor yav
..and wearing a backpack
Will this be available in a print? Does it have a name? “Runs on water”?
That was my first thought too!
You my friend, and inspiration, are evolving. Spring agrees with your creative soul! Soar!
They should have a love to click onto!
Perlu kesabaran dan ketelitian
I sometimes feel just like this picture. Still standing, but just barely.
Snoopy, created with total patience
Wow- that is amazing!
Cẩn thận bạn nha kẻo đá đổ vỡ nát anh ban đứng bên cạnh thưởng thức tay nghề của bạn
Is that Snoopy in disguise?
Jose Luis Benavides Lopez píllese este tipo. Puro zen!!!
Puro equilibrio en todas las dimensiones :)
Toma mariconada Paco Rodriguez Tricking
Ok I think I hate you now.
I saw a documentary about a guy doing this kind of scultures with river stones
Venessa Barber wtf
Amazing, makes me want to have a stream on my property .
podobne do naszych ;)
Ta jest. ;-)
Marvin Berndt estamos quase lá :P
Parece aquele que fizeste :)
Quase quase hahah
Here ya go..Tina Knott Hyder…lol
Were you there when I did that one…to get a pic…just kidding
Ha ha ha
Man I would LOVE to meet this guy and spend sometime with him at the lake. So amazing!
Oh p lease!
I was thinking the same thing! How cool is that!
Just what I was thinking. It has movement. Lyrical :)
Be honest, how many hands do you have? Three, four….
This is one of my favorites!
I just love the movement in this one!
Amazing balance ! Love your work !
Shannon – Rock Monsters?
wadafak man i swear u made a deal with the devil or smth
Beautiful!! You’re just showing off now….. ;-)
I know that is a cartoon bird…but…who?
J’essaie de le faire également… Très difficile voire impossible
The impossible looks possible with this
…you never cease to amaze me! … <3 ...
Particularly love this one – definitely calls to me, thank you.
best yet, love your work ;)
I wish I had taken pictures of the beaches in Costa of all the stone artwork….so cool!!
That’s amazing! !!!!
Yeah…. looks like a head with a hat !!
mate i sat today f 3 hrs trying to create something close to your pieces… no where near.. i will keep trying…
Your nature spirit rocks are more and more inukshuk :) Sure ! I like it
You crack me up. Too funny!
Wishing stones, voodo, same thing
‘Small person with enormous load on head’ aka ‘Watch your step’
Haha it’s rock voodoo!
Such a tease! <3
oooh that log next to it…
Oh stop! This is too much amazingness! ;) :D
Your skill and style seems to be progressing to that of technology; exponentially.. Stone balance IS technology!
Fred Nable Gabriella Carvalho Silva Fuglsig Rebecca Carvalho E Silva
Seu ficou muito melhor..! :D
I’m the little rock you’re the big one <3
Haha you hold me down
Always baby :*
Love starting my day with beauty!!
Egg’s detail. :-)
Wow!! Walking on water!
That ant to hard. Just alot of time and patients
So prime with the little circle one in the middle. Like damnnnn
With patience. :-)
Now this piece is impressive…nicely done.
NOHMS descansa este wacho
Looks like Snoopy going for a walk!!!
More like Woodstock :)
Tony Higginson wtf? Haha
Mental. He’s a wizard!
Go to YouTube..his process is remarkable
This is awesome man!