Video: Rock Balancer

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 7, 2013 7

Rock balancing can be performance art, a spectacle or a devotion, depending upon the interpretation by its creator and audience.

Talk about the delicate balance of nature!

Sculptor Michael Grab creates his works of art by finding that perfect point of equilibrium between two rocks. Hyperaware of the smallest nooks and indentations on a stone’s surface—which he uses to make “tripods” for the rocks to stand on—Grab creates his unusual pieces without using glue or tricks. The artist says that by paying close attention, he’s able to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks come in contact with one another.

Others say that Grab has the kind of mind and hands that can somehow get inside these stones, which allows him to “become the balance.”

However he does it, his balancing act is a natural wonder.

Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,




  1. Cindy L February 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Wow. What an amazing sight.

  2. Dominique King February 12, 2013 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Nice video/story!
    I’m always fascinated when I spot balance rock sculptures along a beach…and wrote a story last year about the art of rock balancing and some balanced art sculptures at Mission Point in Michigan.

  3. Stuart B. Fields, MA, CTT+ February 12, 2013 at 6:35 am - Reply

    Beautiful, meditative and a great analogy for the beauty of finding balance. How do you find balance in your lives?

  4. John C Meyer (LION-Open Networker) February 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    I think I’ve seen him in action with my own eyes. I don’t know how he does it, amazing.

  5. Diane Nicholas February 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    In this fast pace world it is wonderful to see someone create an amazing piece that seems to make time stand still for a brief interlude with nature.
    Thank you for sharing this piece!

  6. Myint Shwe February 8, 2013 at 3:28 am - Reply

    Such a great image!. There is a biggest natural balancing stone in our country, namely Kyeikhteeyo Pagoda.

  7. Travis February 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Kinesthetically gifted man!

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