Peter Juhl has been balancing stones for twenty-five years. He creates and photographs the work along the North Shore of Lake Superior, where the spectacular beaches provide ideal raw materials as well as a clean and colorful backdrop.
In 2013 he published the first widely available guidebook on the art form: Center of Gravity: A Guide to the Practice of Rock Balancing. He regularly teaches workshops at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Sugarloaf Cove on the North Shore of Lake Superior, and libraries, schools, and other organizations around the region.
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix
Photo by instructor The piling of stones has been happening since ancient times, whether for spiritual purposes, identification of burial grounds, navigation, or other reasons. Stone balancing has been compared…