Posted October 17, 2016
I decided to call today Stone Bridge Day, because it is the anniversary of an amazing artist named Michael Grab creating a beautiful stone bridge.
Michael Grab isn't mostly a bridge builder. Mostly, he is fellow who plays with gravity!
As a matter of fact, his website is called Gravity Glue.
Grab is a master balancer, and when I say “balancer”...
|...I mean he's crazy good at balancing rocks!|
And when I say “master”...
|...I mean an insane amount of mastery – |
that looks more like magic!
Grab's artwork takes an enormous amount of concentration, dedication, maybe even meditation! He has to be patient, and he has to have a high tolerance for being cold, maybe even cold-and-wet (which is a much harder kind of cold for most of us).
He has to have a really high tolerance for failure!
- Here is a short video of how Grab builds a stone arch in moving water!
- And here is a wonderful rock balancing video with several sequences of failure, plus lots of slo-mo and rewind tricks.
- Another stone balancing artist tells us that WE, too, can learn to balance stones.
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