this is the first of a few small stack that were done rapidly.
my eye was snagged by some large, sheet-like rocks that were lying near one another, flat on the ground. I wanted to put them in a similar arrangement to their initial position on the ground, but perpendicular to the earth. perching them upon one another actually took much longer than one would expect; I enjoyed how delicately they touched. the stones are actually quite heavy, so the danger of wobble while placing was decreased; however, the natural leaning inclinations are hard to resist. as much as I love working with the rocks, I don’t actually have a very good grasp of three dimensional spaces. this is why most of my work involves multiple contact points on each element and simple vectoring of downward force, as opposed to single point balances with rotational considerations.
see how thin the stones really are?