- January 18th, 2013
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Since I began balancing, it has always been a simple and effective way to create focal points, whether for nodes in a garden, meditation, performance, etc… The balances naturally attract attention by demonstrating obvious anomalies in the natural environment and often our own understanding of possibility. Since the creek has been frozen over, it has a quieted landscape energetically. When I add a balance in this environment, it sticks out even more against the cold surroundings.. This is especially obvious because of the cold color tone in the snow juxtaposed against the warm general color spectrum of creek rocks and bare trees.
The more tension I perceive in a balance, usually increases its appeal as focal point. This balance is extremely tense due to it’s point/counterbalanced nature all that weight in the top rock is needed to counterbalance so close to the center axis… For the top to balance, there must also be equal tension in the middle resisting the top weight… Through playing with counterbalances and rock shapes, this balance appears to snake skyward..