These sculptures are completely comprised of rocks found on Lake Michigan beaches in the Grand Traverse region. Each includes at least both a Petoskey and a Leland "Blue" stone.
Creative Process: (1) Each stone is balanced on another and must remain in this natural equilibrium for 30 minutes. (2) Next, I remove the stone and apply an adhesive to the balance point. (3) I then re-balance the stone on the wet glue and let it air dry (without clamps, holding, support of any kind).
My perspective: Learning to patiently balance glacially created stones in a composed state of natural equilibrium speaks to me. Metaphorically, it is a reminder that we all need touchpoints (in rock balancing there are three) for balance in our lives. When the essential balancing points are found, our resistance disappears, and, least for a time, natural stasis occurs.
- Jesse Wolff
- Image Size
- 1315x2392 / 724.1KB
- Contained in galleries
- Balanced Stone Sculptures