Japanese dyeing method, in which string prevents corrosion on a metal plate. A plate treated by this technique is so fragile that it can only create three prints. Moreover, each print has slightly different details, so it generates a Variable Edition.
I think a print traces not only an image of the plate but also transfers a physical phenomenon- what happens on a plate during corrosion and printing. I have become very interested in this unpredictability, and I realise that it is quite natural because our lives are full of chance elements, as well as signs of impermanence. I would say that such concepts are characteristic of Japanese culture and ideas of beauty.