Already in the twelfth century, the Japanese experimented with sumi inks and water. They called it suminagashi which means floating ink. The delicate, swirling circular patterns float on the surface of the water. Gradually a pattern evolves which is finally transferred to handmade washi paper. It is a magical process where ink and time flow together to form concentric circles resembling tree-rings, topographic maps or drawings of unknown landscapes.
You need absolute peace and stillness to make these works. A gust of wind or a sneeze may ruin the process. The prints fix a moment in time which cannot be replicated but where the ripple effect emanates beyond the surface of the delicate kozo fiber paper.