Anxiety was swept away by the test printing
There was the black that I wanted
Black has many gradations from light to dark, and I decided that I wanted to express these differences in the details of the works. I was very moved by the reproducibility of black when I was present for the output of the test printing at the laboratory of Horiuchi Color.
When I asked, I heard that Printing Director Ishibashi had tested many patterns of media (paper), density adjustments, and other factors in advance. Somehow or another, he understood the intention of the works, and so I felt that I was just waiting for the printing that I wanted to be finished.
Even though the black appeared as I wanted in these special prints, using glass in the frames would change the shade and reflect light, so it would no longer be possible to see the black as intended. For that reason, the glass of the framing was removed for this work exhibition, no matter the consequences.
They listened carefully to every request
Their sincere attitude was very reassuring
Print Director Ishibashi's presence was very reassuring for the realization of the plan to remove the glass of the framing. Furthermore, he listened carefully to my unreasonable request to display the works outside. He is obviously a different type of person from other people I have worked with up to now.
Because he knew that the paper would actually swell somewhat due to the effects of the level of humidity, he spent a considerable amount of time through trial and error on what to do about the media (print material). However, these hardships were never seen, and I was deeply impressed by his attitude of acting like nothing had happened.