This issue's quartet of entries shows each creator taking a different path to inspiration.
The Sound Of One Coin Clinking shows David Gripenwaldt setting as unlikely goal-an impromptu, hands-off visual-and bumping into an intriguing new concept.
Perfect Order show Shoot Ogawa examining the strong Triumph handling he recently published in Genii and finding an additional, unexpected bonus lurking inside.
Roy Walton's Triple Alliance, meanwhile, shows the master pasteboard-composer returning to a favorite theme-the use of the classic pass to create an effect otherwise out of reach. (Past examples of his explorations are issue 2's Pinkerton's Ladies, and issue 7's Acorn's Progress.)
Speaking of acorns, Ron Wohl's treatise Color Shuffles-which will conclude in our next issue-shows an idea growing from its most elemental form into a thicket of sturdy, advanced structures. Readers of Ibidem, one of the great magazines of the last century, will find distinct echoes of similarly detailed studies published there by Ravelli of Switzerland-a correspondence that becomes less surprising with the knowledge that Ravelli and Wohl are one and the same.