Settling in the flurry of activity that has just been, I woke up in the middle of the night to research what it means to store carbon rather than lower it. Working the opposite metaphor both in terms of my materials but also my process. In environmental terms, storing carbon refers to, as far as I understand it, stockpiling for future use against carbon dioxide build-up. But that wood by-products, such as lumber, can be more effective at storing carbon than a living forest, is a perplexing thought. I need to check this information because if that is correct, that messes considerably with my low impact beliefs.
In terms of my process, storing carbon in the form of my walking scrolls, is a challenge for me to hold on to what has been made rather than compost it. The trace becomes more than a record, it is an active method of providing something useful, possibly necessary, for the future.