Balanced Rock Sculptures

Land artist Michael Grab creates astonishing towers and orbs of balanced rocks using little more than patience and an astonishing sense of balance. Grab says the art of stone balancing has been practiced by various cultures around the world for centuries and that he personally finds the process of balancing to be therapeutic and meditative.
Over the past few years of practicing rock balance, simple curiosity has evolved into therapeutic ritual, ultimately nurturing meditative presence, mental well-being, and artistry of design. Alongside the art, setting rocks into balance has also become a way of showing appreciation, offering thanksgiving, and inducing meditation. Through manipulation of gravitational threads, the ancient stones become a poetic dance of form and energy, birth and death, perfection and imperfection.
Almost all of the works you see here were completed this fall in locations around Boulder, Colorado. You can see much more in his portfolio as well as several videos of him working over on YouTube.

12 thoughts on “Balanced Rock Sculptures

  1. Reblogged this on garyschollmeier and commented:
    Enough inspiration to keep me going for a long time.

  2. dborys says:

    You come up with the coolest post ideas. Where do you find them? And keep it up. They provide inspiration to the rest of us.

  3. Angeline M says:

    Absolutely incredible. I never understood how you did this.

  4. ag says:

    Spectacular. Next stop,

  5. lvsrao says:

    Unbelievable. Great Post.

  6. Iamrcc says:

    Balanced rock pictures are really pretty, especially the one with the reflections.

  7. Truly beautiful to behold

  8. aFrankAngle says:

    First-time visitor …. this is fabulous, incredible, beautiful, & many more adjectives. … and thanks for visiting my little corner of the world.

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  10. Chiara says:

    Nice first photo

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