Committing to an idea, realizing a gesture, no matter how small — brainstorming even, mapping ideas — transforms potential energy into kinetic energy. Even thought patterns — the reinforcement of neural pathways — inscribe limiting and increasingly structured parameters. But these structures allow for momentum to build. Reinforced structures may trade broad potential for specific, linear exploration. Reading and writing are linear activities. One can instantly ‘read’ the gestalt of a book (for example, by looking at its cover) but only with the recognition that this gestalt is the first word within a directional text. One can also immediately ‘read’ a painting as a painting, or a table as a table — a word as a word — and stop there. But the potential for linear reading always exists. A line viewed head-on appears to be a point. 1985 1886 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 (studio vs street) ... Muji, real, thinking, left divining R slaughter prince