Visual Artists today keep coming up with new and exciting ways to create art that is unique and one of a kind in our day and age. This is not an easy task. Yet with the innovative and brave minds of creative individuals of our generation it is a task that is being most successfully and magnificently fulfilled to say the least
Michael Grab is one such talent of today. Michael Grab is an artist who is actively involved in his own personally executed project series titled ‘Gravity Glue’. According to Michael Grab, Gravity Glue is an ongoing satellite project designed to record and share his own personal and creative experience and journey through the art of stone balance. The entire project is based on one core concept – gravity is the only glue that holds these structures in equilibrium. Its quite remarkable really, we have had the pleasure of following several great talents but Michael Grab is truly one to watch. Grab explains that the art of balancing rocks has been practiced around the world throughout history, being the most primitive tools of nature. Grab has made this project his life’s purpose, evolving into a therapeutic ritual of artistry of design. Aside from the artistry, he also views this as a way to appreciate nature. Michael Grab masters the manipulation of gravitational threads, form and energy whilst observing the balance of nature and his lovely experience of unspoken dialogue with the rocks, fueling the surrounding environment and his own creative flow. Michael Grab expresses, “It is a remarkably sensual experience to feel for balance points and realize them… The positive reactions from people and community often inspire me to continue balancing in public areas. The effect it has tends to be spiritual in nature. For most people, seeing rocks precariously balanced is completely out of the ordinary. The eyes will often argue with the mind over how such a structure can remain in equilibrium.”.
Pretty much all the work you see here was completed this fall around Colorado, all naturally and genuinely done. The images for Michael Grab’s perfectly balanced rock sculptures challenge one’s practical understanding of how this could’ve been possible, but alas, it has been done.