Not matter how many times I saw Michael Grab‘s balancing rock work, I always be amazed. The Colorado-based artist is adept at finding an intrinsic balance within his natural supplies, perceiving a harmony despite the chaotic conditions that surround each precarious structure. To build something like that, Grab needs to combine physical methodology with equally vital mental components in order to tune into himself and his environment, and find that essential place of stillness. Just like how it sounds, it is pretty complicated. But if you have an astonishing sense of balance, a lot of patience, practice and steady hands, it is still possible. So take some time to do some balancing work, you don’t need to be as expert as Grab. But the whole procss of balancing is acutally therapeutic and meditative.
‘The Identity Collection‘, the beautiful collection presented in this post is created by Edinburgh, Scotland based Sculptor Alasdair Thomson. It is essentially a series of feminine dresses carved that carved from Carrera Marble, the same material as the world’s most famous naked statue – Michelangelo’s David. Starting out as a solid mass of marble that can weigh several tons, Thomson patiently chiseled and sculpted it to create those soft and airy looking dresses. However, these sleek summer dresses will never be worn even though they are so realistic that viewers will likely try on them.
Colorado based land artist Mike Grab balances breathtakingly high and precarious stacks of stones, creating mesmerizing natural sculptures he calls “Gravity Glue.” Using little more than patience and an astonishing sense of balance, the ancient stones become a poetic dance of form and energy, birth and death, perfection and imperfection.
ITO Hirotoshi is a Japan-based stone sculpture artist, whose work has been known for its unique structures with a sense of humor. Hirotoshi uses stones found in a river bank near his home and creates sculptures that juxtapose the original shape and hardness of the material with surprising humor and texture. For instance, he carves marble with a deft hand, turning into fabric and garments; or he opens rocks and turning them into a wallet. He enjoys mixing the stone with different materials such as zippers, dentures, and coins. When you look at some of his work, you probably will laugh and surprise to say “How the hell is that even possible?” And we can assure Adobe Photoshop was not involved. [source]