a creative dance
stones balancing in water
beauty or nuisance
I enjoy seeing some stone balance creations like the one above by Tim Anderson of Keystone Balance. I also believe it has become so popular that we are altering and harming environments in the name of free expression. I’d like to see stone balancing done with a sense of environmental sensitivity ala “leaving no trace” for hikers and campers in wilderness environments.
From an aesthetic perspective, I enjoy seeing one or two stacks, but not whole fields of them like in the photo above. What do you think? Is stone balancing an art or public nuisance? Really, the answer is more complex. It can be art, and it can be a nuisance, or both, or neither depending on the care, scale, context, etc.
May we balance our need for creative expression with the greater need of caring for the planet.