Were having a hard time deciding whether Michael Grab is an artist or a magician, because he creates stunning structure from finely balanced rocks that seem to defy the law of physics. These seemingly impossible structures require intense concentration and meditative focus. In the video below, Grab spends several minutes nearly frozen, making tiny adjustments until he gets all of the rocks centers of gravity just right. Over the past few years of practicing rock balance, simple curiosity has evolved into therapeutic ritual, ultimately nurturing meditative presence, mental well-being, and artistry of design, writes Grab in his artist statement.
A selection of photos for the French photographer Reginald Van de Velde, who tries to look at the abandoned places in a perspective that creates beauty out of damage and decay.