Using gravity as glue: The sculptures of Michael Grab
Talk about connecting to the world around you. Artist, Michael Grab creates these incredible statues of precariously balanced rocks, using nothing but gravity to keep them in place. The patience and steadiness required is truly mindboggling. In a statement by the artist: “Balance requires a minimum of three contact points. Luckily, every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a natural tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the vibrations of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest “clicks” as the notches of the rocks are moving over one another. In the finest “point-balances,” these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters, and in rare cases can even go undetected, in which case intuition and experience become quite useful.”
If you have about seven minutes, check out the above video that shows Michael in action.
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