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Exhibition Installation, AIR-INK, 2013-ongoing

This is a Exhibition installation. It was designed by Graviky Labs and founded by Anirudh Sharma. It is dated 2013-ongoing. Its medium is captured carbon, selection of pens and markers, fabric sample, poster.

Responding to the pollution in cities caused by carbon emissions from vehicles, Graviky Labs founder Anirudh Sharma has developed a device that can be attached to exhaust pipes to capture the tiny particles in exhaust. Once captured, this fine particulate matter can be converted into water-resistant ink, a nearly pure carbon pigment.

It is credited Courtesy of Graviky Labs.

  • Writing Kit, 19th century
  • cut and shaped tortoiseshell on wood core, silver, glass (bottles), textile....
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1926-1-33-a/h
  • Ink Stand (England), 1907
  • silver, silver-gilt, glass.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1995-1-1-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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