Artist Michael Grab creates contemplative vertical stone arrangements; involving patience, problem-solving, critical thinking, adaptation, slow-breathing, steady hands, and a host of other practiced skills… all bound together with “Gravity Glue”.
Patience, a steady hand, and a little glob of Gravity Glue
Artist Michael Grab began balancing rocks via “happy accident” in the Summer of 2008 while exploring Boulder Creek (Boulder, CO, USA). Since then, curious spark has spiraled into creative passion, way of life, and prolific international phenomenon/movement.
“I quickly noticed the therapeutic/transformative effects that balancing and working with nature had on myself and others; in an artistic sense, but also nurturing something uniquely human, inspiring a sense of magic and peace, luring awareness out of the mind and into the moment — ultimately cultivating a meditative presence.”
Additional sources: DailyPioneer
NATURE ART FOR KIDS: 33 ACTIVITIES TO TRY
Nature is the original paintbox. All the colors we use can be found in the natural world and all paint pigments and inks were initially made from natural materials, such as plants and stones. Nature also provides the light that informs how we see the world. And it is the primary source of artistic inspiration from time immemorial. Kids seem to get nature art intrinsically. Nature art for kids often combines being outside with physical movement and creative activity. It’s the perfect trio!