Artists / Designers » Michael Grab

Michael Grab was born in Edmonton, Canada in 1984 relocating to Boulder, Colorado, USA in 2002 to attend University. He stumbled onto art through a rather serendipitous blend of elements in the summer of 2008. Since then he has gained a local reputation for designing large-scale balanced rock gardens up and down Boulder Creek, which flows through the heart of Boulder. Michael has attracted repeated visitors and frequently small crowds while he performs, and has recently begun performing Internationally. His work, like music, transcends cultural barriers. Public response to his art is normally very positive and many report meaningful experiences when they witness Michael’s work. He maintains that stone balance teaches the practitioner lessons through silence. Through manipulation of gravitational threads, the ancient stones become a poetic dance of form and energy, birth and death, perfection and imperfection. They become reflections of ourselves in a way; precariously sturdy, mysterious and fragile. The ephemeral nature of the balance often encourages contemplations of non-attachment, beauty, and even death.