Since 2008, artist Michael Grab has been doing rock balancing. His recent works were done around the Boulder, Colorado, area. The artist said that the process of doing his art is both a spiritual and therapeutic experience. Grab explains his art in his gravityglue.com Web site,
The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another.
Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”
Visitors of the Web site will find a gallery of Grab’s mesmerizing works. There are also videos, in-depth interview, and a blog where he pens down his thoughts about his works.
Below are some of Michael Grab’s stone balancing works.