Art imitates life or does nature imitate art? Well, you can decide as Tim Anderson of Keystone Balance demonstrates his stone-balancing skills in this quick video above. The upcoming January/February issue features Tim’s unique work and he answers frequently asked questions about this art form. See below of an excerpt from the upcoming feature article:
Question: “How long do they last?”
Answer: It ranges from a few seconds to a few weeks, depending on environmental factors. The most common causes of demise are wind and humans. Despite what most imagine, rain has very little effect on the balance — even less so if it’s coming straight down. Many times those who come upon a stone balance can’t resist a brief touch to see if it’s been glued. Usually, to the surprise of the individual, the formation tumbles and they’re quite shocked. Not many people have witnessed stones sitting in the fashion set by a highly skilled stone balance artist. As if they defy the laws of physics, many balances are so precarious that the slightest breeze sends them tumbling to the ground.
Catch Tim Anderson and his balancing stone demonstrations with Tim Wood of Aquatic Edge at the 2016 Pittsburgh Home and Garden show. For more information on Tim Anderson availability at conferences, contact him here, http://keystonebalance.com/tag/tim-anderson/