Episode 6: Mahalakshmi Kannappan
As a material, charcoal is often associated with drawing or sketching. We often encounter charcoal as soft, slender sticks, yet artist Mahalakshmi Kannappan amplifies charcoal by using it to great sculptural effect. Despite its monochromatic carbon black colour, Maha creates three-dimensional forms that play with textures and differences in light refraction. For this episode, we speak to the artist about her enduring relationship with charcoal, and how she handles such a tactile and sensuous medium.