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Balanced rock art is crazy stressful and crazy beautiful to look at

04 Dec

Have a few minutes to kill? Take a cue on something to do from artist Michael Grab, the Rock Whisperer. Shhhhhh…….

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Watching artist Michael Grab balance rocks is really kind of stressful. He moves with excruciating care, holding a teetering pile of rocks steady with one hand while he adds yet another and then another, each at a stranger angle than the last. I had to fast forward through this video the first time, just to deal with the tension of waiting for the rocks to fall:

Here’s how he does it:

notice the technique of bracing the lower rocks while placing the next. the top rock acts as a pin to stabilize the whole structure, which is why it is very helpful to use a LARGE rock on top. plus, i like the overall design balance that the large top rock adds. and i love shades of red.
As soon as i found that red rock, i knew it must go on top. it was a beautiful rock. 🙂 contemplate…

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Posted by on December 4, 2012 in Genesis

 

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