In Sarasota Florida a group called Team Sandtastic has taken something that many of us did as kids and turned it into an art form (and a business). I came across these guys while doing research for another subject and was transfixed by what they accomplish using a few ordinary rocks. There's no glue or wires here - just patient, thoughtful stacking.

Team Sandtastic has elevated this skill to performance art which they perform as a business for corporate gatherings. The audience can participate too and with a little coaching from the team can produce their own impressive stacks.

I'm really inspired to go out and make my own rock stacks now. If they can do it then so can I, right?

The Team Sandtastic rock stacking website is here. They also do some very impressive sand sculptures (hence the name) and snow sculptures. You can see those here.

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Comment by sAm on February 1, 2010 at 9:15pm
Really cool, love the pic of the rocks stacked in the middle of the river.
Comment by Kyle Higgins on February 1, 2010 at 7:37am
Looks like i found a new hobby
Comment by Mark Huckabee on February 1, 2010 at 3:27am
Here's one more photo. These guys do really cool work.

Comment by Inka Leoni on February 1, 2010 at 12:01am
It also reminds me of a stacking game my friends and I do. We just try to stack everything we can find that's lying around on the table.
Comment by Ema Koja on January 31, 2010 at 3:53pm
Fabulous! That method is how they built the "Truli" in south Italy, without glue, cement or anything. Alberobello is called the town famous for them. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by alice on January 31, 2010 at 1:37pm
Very cool. Esp love that first piece. Amazing. Thanks for the post, Mark!
Comment by stephanie on January 31, 2010 at 9:31am
Really good , when I was a kid on the countryside, we used to make cars of pieces of wood and apples for the wheels

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