James Brunt is an artist and stone balancer based in South Yorkshire, he works both conceptually and visually with the common ground always being the artworks response to a solid reality, a time, a place, a journey, or a routine.
He was introduced to the art of stone balancing after seeing stones balanced on the beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset. The dramatic point of balance is both poetically fragile to look at and yet deceptively solid due to the nature of the raw material.
The stone balancing images aim to combine the charm of some of the UK’s best known landscapes with incredible, seemingly impossible natural sculpture. Often taking on a human quality, a lonely figure staring out to sea, a lookout watching over the land or maybe just a stack of rocks that defy what we think we know about nature and science, the images are created from the raw materials found around the locations. The drama and allure of the images along with the spectacular balances draw the viewer in to the humanity of the structures against the beauty of our home.