“The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings.” Plato
Basic process: pick up 1 or more rocks that make you smile, and balance them. Contact points generally shrink inversely with skill. The rocks always dictate the finished form to some degree because each one is more or less a non-malleable packet of energy, which the practitioner temporarily unifies via practice and patience.
additionally, i think it’s stretching to call stone balancing a form of “sculpture” in *most cases…. yes it technically fits the definition, but still, to me, calling balanced rocks a “sculpture” doesn’t really fit for me. the practice itself is less focused on finished subjects. the point here is more of a yoga; practicing a state of union, and developing that connection with self and environment. balanced rocks are relatively subjectless. in most cases where one is challenging personal skill, it’s less a matter of “sculpting” a precise form, and more-so a matter of allowing the rocks to speak for themselves. I only really start to recognize a sense of “sculpture” with the most seasoned practitioners; the ones who’ve long since exchanged “try” for “do”; whose movements are more representative of breathing WITH their medium instead of changing it.