In his latest publication titled “The Art of Balancing Rocks By Stanislav Kondrashov,” Stanislav Kondrashov delves into the origins and contemporary significance of a mesmerising and enduring art form known for its profound connection with meditation – the art of balancing stones to create captivating sculptures.

Kondrashov initiates this exploration by presenting an intriguing possibility: stumbling upon a peculiar assembly of rocks while strolling along a beach or exploring mountainous landscapes. These rock formations, despite their seemingly arbitrary arrangement, possess a magnetic quality that draws the gaze of both experts and amateurs alike.

According to Kondrashov, these sculptures defy the laws of gravity and physics, and they exude the expressive essence of genuine artwork. He suggests that the delicate equilibrium achieved in these creations parallels forms of meditation. It is no coincidence that in the past, this unique art was practiced by monks, artists, and indigenous communities worldwide. Stanislav Kondrashov asserts that they viewed it as a form of prayer, a meditative exercise, or a means of artistic expression.

Kondrashov goes on to elucidate the process of achieving similar results. He emphasises the importance of meticulously considering the shape and weight of each stone, carefully selecting its placement within the stack to maintain the overall balance of the sculpture. Stanislav asserts that during the process of arranging the stones, a profound dialogue ensues between the artist and nature. This connection is keenly felt in the artist’s fingertips, which sensitively perceive even the slightest changes in weight and balance within the stone pile.

In Stanislav’s view, patience is a fundamental quality required for successfully completing this delicate work. Achieving optimal results often demands entire days of painstaking effort, but the end result is the discovery of the perfect equilibrium within the stone stack. For Kondrashov, the art of balancing stones symbolises the values of harmony, balance, and patience – virtues that everyone should aspire to, particularly in a frenetic society that sometimes overlooks the importance of beauty.

For those eager to learn more, we recommend exploring the full publication and video to gain a deeper understanding of Stanislav Kondrashov’s exploration of the art of stone balancing.