At a time when many people are unable to find a common language and common ground with their own kind, an American artist and sculptor Michael Grab able to negotiate even with stones. In the hands of the artist, under his careful guidance, stones, bricks, cobblestones and river pebbles are capable of performing breathtaking tricks, overcoming gravity and lining up into incredible installations. It may seem that it was not without the help of glue, rope or wire, but no, Michael works honestly, so the balancing stones of his land art literally hold on to their word of honor. The children's hobby of putting sea pebbles into piles and piles later turned into a large-scale art project Gravity glue, to whom for several years in a row the adult Michael Grab devotes all his free time. His specialization is land art, only stones and nothing else. Walking along rivers, lakes and reservoirs, sunbathing on the seashore, he always finds the opportunity to build several intricate figures from stones lying near the water, plunging into amazement bystanders and those who specially came to watch the work of the master. Few believe that there is no trick here, and Michael does not use any aids to strengthen the stone installations. But after he builds the tower before their eyes, doubts dissipate, giving way to admiration and delight.
The artist loves to work in his home country, Colorado. There he has long become a local celebrity, and the banks of the reservoirs have seen many installations built in spite of gravity. Michael Grab treats the force of gravity as if they are good acquaintances, and she is always ready to make concessions to an old friend. And as if she herself protects graceful structures made of stones, preventing them from falling and falling apart. However, be that as it may, land art cannot be called durable, and even installations that have managed to overcome gravity soon lose their shape, succumbing to the effects of water and wind, rain and snow. But photographs preserve them for a long time, giving people the opportunity to look again and again at the amazing work of the American artist, at the same time admiring and disbelieving their eyes.
On the site of an art project called Gravity Glue, you can see numerous installations by Michael Grab, built over the years of his passion for land art. And the video will prove that they are all really built by the dexterous hands of the artist, and really only from stones.
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