Karen Cusolito Lights Her Artwork on Fire
Meet the artist who burns her creations to amazing effect
- By Leah Binkovitz
- Smithsonian magazine, December 2012
Cusolito switched to sculpting flowers and plants when she debuted her large-scale landscape piece Infinitarium in 2010. "Each flower had its own personality," she says. From Dr. Seuss-inspired willow trees to the elegant trumpet flowers, Cusolito says, "To see these massive, towering organic plant forms is really kind of poignant because they simply wouldn't exist out there."