Charcoal is often associated with drawing or sketching. In the case of artist Mahalakshmi Kannappan, she uses it to great sculptural effect: creating three-dimensional forms that play with textures and differences in light refraction.
In this episode of Mushroomed, Object Lessons Space speaks to the artist about her enduring relationship with charcoal, and how she handles such a tactile and sensuous medium.
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