Gravity Glue: The Art of Balancing Rocks

Michael Grab is an artist who has mastered the art of rocks balancing. He explains on his website how he does it.

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. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching. 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.

Michael says

It’s a fun way to relax, release stress, play, create… learn… all while challenging my skills and dabbling with countless possibilities…

The work of Michael is incredible and requires a lot of patience, we are impressed by those achievements that exude delicacy, a must see works!












Not enough time, patience or skills to use rocks balancing art in your garden? You can use rocks in many ways in your garden and design a rock garden and layout of stones, also know as landscaping rocks.


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Wenda Vorce

I have seen this site and love it.. I am a big rock stacker myself.

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Jon Kelsey

If patience is a virtue,this guy must be a saint!

Marie Fariñas

Macca-Pacca has been very busy indeed.

Florence Moisan

magique !

Florence Moisan

La vidéo est à voir

Serena Schirmer

love this

John P. Weiksnar

I sent this artist an invoice for messing with nature. Still waiting for the balance. . . .

Knud Muenter

Must not be a seismic zone.

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