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January 09, 2005

Rock On, Rock On: The Balancing Art of Bill Dan

screenshotTo those of us who find it impossible to balance a teaspoon on a saucer, Bill Dan is a man of awe-inspiring skill. Somehow and for some reason, he balances rock upon rock upon rock in a gravity-defying display of virtuosity. Watch as he carefully places the tiniest point of one rock on the roundest surface of another. Bill works on the shores of San Francisco, where an occasional seagull threatens the equilibrium of his creations. But balancing rocks isn't restricted to the water's edge of northern California -- it's a worldwide phenomenon, with new practitioners joining the ranks every day. If you're inspired to try a little stone stacking yourself, Bill offers this helpful advice, "Try to place a bigger rock at the bottom."

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Now there's an unique art!

Posted by: Arian | Jan 16, 2005 4:12:14 AM

Check out another site of Bill Dan Balancing Rocks, Glasses, and Bottles. Fascinating [ www.balancecraft.com ] . . . .

Posted by: eddyfs | Jan 11, 2005 4:18:29 PM

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