Axial Stones An Art of Precarious Balance George Quasha s extraordinary sculptures unite natural stones in a state of breathtakingly improbable balance The stones are not altered physically or bonded in any way rather Quasha discovers an unk

  • Title: Axial Stones: An Art of Precarious Balance
  • Author: George Quasha Carter Ratcliff
  • ISBN: 9781556435751
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • George Quasha s extraordinary sculptures unite natural stones in a state of breathtakingly improbable balance The stones are not altered physically or bonded in any way rather, Quasha discovers an unknown axis that brings them into radical alignment The stones learn this state of levity in contrast to their ordinary state of gravity, resulting in a new art form that fGeorge Quasha s extraordinary sculptures unite natural stones in a state of breathtakingly improbable balance The stones are not altered physically or bonded in any way rather, Quasha discovers an unknown axis that brings them into radical alignment The stones learn this state of levity in contrast to their ordinary state of gravity, resulting in a new art form that feels alive with its own individual energy and personality Here, 37 axial stones are displayed in dazzling full page color photos The accompanying text explains not only how the stones were found and eventually came together, but explores the aesthetic, philosophical, spiritual, and practical implications of an art of danger and impermanence Action pages document the process the repeated setting up, balancing, losing balance, and falling until the full axial stone is born a whole being greater and real than the sum of its parts.

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    1. I first saw two of George’s stone sculptures at a gallery in Chelsea, accompanied by a warning to stand back, so as not to inadvertently topple the rocks. George, you see, has invented the art of balancing two rocks (and sometimes three).Many of them look impossible – and indeed, in this age of ubiquitous trick photography, one must accept on faith the assertion that all of them are really balancing, without glue or invisible fishing tackle – or simply Photoshop! But this element of trust, [...]

    2. My one-time PhD advisor, Dr. Steven D. Goodman, posted something about this book/art/exhibit/artist to his Facebook page, and it sounded so intriguing that I immediately requested it from the university library. His description reminded me of my first encounter with balanced stones as a sculptural, performance art form--Bay Area artist Bill Dan's impromptu sculptures in front of the Palace of Fine Arts. George Quasha is all that and more. Axial Stones isn't just about a bunch of balanced rocks; [...]

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