condensed vocabulary :: chairs, shadows and a rug

The third stage is a state of attrition.

What we know is condensed and transformed. We begin to operate from our familiarity with the environment in exchange for our immediate experience of it. Rather than assimilate new information we rely on iconographic memories.

Taken to its ultimate extreme we experience a subjective reality in which the people and environment are arrested at a specific point, totally disassociated from the objective or real. We no longer look, and so no longer see.