John Cage uses chance “as a discipline”. The relationship between chance and image is so strong that the image becomes an image of chance. Cage’s “flaming plate” aquatints is all about working with the process. The final image is in no way predicted or created with a clear intention. Cage places an emphasis on the process rather than the image that was produced. The performative process of lighting the paper on fire and running it through the press is the content of the project. The resulting prints are simply remaining recordings of the process. Despite the emphasis placed on the inventive process, the images produced are interesting on their own account.