July 6, 2010
Collecting Carbon, Part 6
April 4, 2010
To the left you can see the pine black that I was able to collect from the carbon trap. I will take this pigment and make it into an ink. To the right is a Chinese ink stick. The calligraphy on the ink stick proudly reads, huangshan songyan or Yellow Mountain Pine Black. As the name suggests, this ink stick is made of pine black. Huangshan is a mountain in Anhui province that is famous for its pine trees and for the production of pine black inks. I climbed Huangshan in the fall of 1990. During my climb, I saw a beautiful silver pheasant walking up the path in front of me. It turned around a giant granite rock, and when I peeked around the rock it had vanished.
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