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“The hardest part of making my pieces is controlling the gradients,” he says. “The way I make them is that I saturate the paper with water, brush on the ink, and move the surface around to even it out. But water and ink are so unpredictable; knowing how much ink is in the brush and where it’s going go, or how much water is in the paper, is difficult. I build the ink up very slowly, so it ends up being seamless in the end."