Take a stick and wave it in the air like a teenaged boy. Imagine it to be a spear, or a sword, and you'll get the idea. But the greatest power is not in the sword or stick, but in the open hand. We have to wonder when we will get leadership that understands such things. In the meantime, our friend Devon is a one man ambassadorial mission to Moscow. And we may each be the same.
Barbara, in her ongoing translation of Jacobsen's book, I Sløjdsagen Et Inlæg, noted the following referring to how the eye follows and interprets a line:
Linjeflugt is the first word of the sentence, the last being flugte etter, literally to flee, escape, and written in scare quotes by author.
Norwegian "flugt" is flight (noun and verb; German: Flucht, fluechte, mid consonant shift which made learning Norwegian rather simple ).
Fly means both airplane and to fly. Near the airport we have the "fly museum" advertised in huge letters which never fails to tickle my mind.
And so, yes, the eye flies along lines while the hands may take a slower, more certain path. What the eyes perceive the hands trace to carefully ascertain.
Yesterday I was successful in printing a 3-D prosthetic hand. Of course at this point it's little more than useless disconnected parts.
Make, fix and create...