Have you been lucky enough to cross paths with Tim Anderson, owner of KeyStone Balance? His balances are created in personally selected natural locations and consist of stones found in the direct vicinity in which they are balanced and photographed. No stones are brought in or used from other areas. Nor are any adhesives, rods or trick photography used. They are all simply balanced and sitting atop one another seemingly defying the laws of physics. Since the precarious balances normally last only short periods of time in nature, photographing them is the way to add permanence to these short-lived creations. Once standing they are photographed by Tim in the natural beauty surrounding them and then dismantled leaving no trace.
About Tim: His creations began as a result of a climbing injury that sidelined him during the 2011 season. Spending time along the river, having an artistic background and being influenced by cairns he encountered during his winter travels in the mountains, Tim began his playful venture into stone balancing during his recovery process. As his skills evolved over the next several years and photos surfaced among friends, he was urged to share his talents with the world. While not traveling doing demonstrations, appearances and art shows, Tim spends the majority of his time in the creeks and rivers near home stone balancing and being part of the beautiful areas where he’s spent most of his life.
To see more of Tim Andersons artistic creations, visit the KeyStone Balance gallery/studio which is conveniently located approximately 2 miles east of the Donegal exit off the Pennsylvania Turnpike on route 31. Open by appointment. Call 724-415-8288 to schedule a visit. KeyStone Balance Gallery, 3947B Rt. 31, Jones Mills, PA 15646.
Framed photographic prints are found throughout the building with the majority on the first floor and staircase. The studio space on the second floor of the building is where the printing, matting and framing takes place as well as consultations for those wishing to custom order prints or sets of images. With other offerings such as greeting cards, calendars, and matted prints there is something for everyone interested in owning images of these unique and gravity defying creations.
Tim's creations are also available for purchase in Ohiopyle at Oddly Enough in the Lincoln St. shops and Ohiopyle Adventure Photography on Main St. near the boater put-in.
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