Art is such a broad topic, it can be hard to describe or even talk about. There is so much that can be considered art, that categorizing it can be extremely difficult. I personally love art that is out in nature, or uses nature as a medium for expression. Creating art can be somewhat of a balancing act though. The creator and medium have to balance each other out in a way. You have to be able to see the artists influence, but you also want the raw beauty of the medium to shine through. While this is a figurative balancing act, the balance that Michael Grab has to strike with his medium is extremely literal. Check out the his extreme artistic creations and great lengths he goes to achieve them below.
With a name like “Gravity Glue”, it’s no doubt that Michael uses physics to help anchor his sculptures.
While taking hike through the forests of Boulder, Colorado an idea started to take shape in Michael’s mind.
After trying out his epiphany once, he was hooked. He decided to turn his idea into a whole series of art pieces.
“The project boils down to contemplative stone arrangement. It involves patience, adaptation, slow breathing and steady hands.”
The amount of concentration that it takes to balance these rocks is almost unbelievable. Never in a million years would I think a human could do that!
Michael travels all over the world creating his amazing sculptures. He freely admits to being consumed by the traveling and creation of these structures.
It’s amazing that such complex looking structures are held together by an aspect of physics that we take for granted every single day.
The sculptures are such a great balance of serenity and chaos. They sculptures stay together, almost looking peaceful. At the same time however, they hover a hair away from tumbling down in utter ruin.
This is by far my favorite piece in the series. It almost looks like a stone hot air balloon floating in the sky.
These truly are incredible pieces that require so much balance and steadiness of hand. I’ve tried stacking stones like this before, and I couldn’t even get one to stay up. It boggles my mind how this guy does this with some incredibly small stones, with much larger ones balancing on top. He also seems to continually find amazing scenery to base his stone stacking around. I would even consider paying for one of these pictures to hang in my place, which is the first time I’ve ever said that about art. Check out more of Michael’s artwork on his website.
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