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Karen Cusolito Lights Her Artwork on Fire

Meet the artist who burns her creations to amazing effect

Infanitarium

Sculpture by Karen Cusolito
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Infanitarium
From the Infinitarium, the dandelion's 24-inch seeds were lit with propane. "If the dandelion were a person, I think that the personality would be very gregarious and deeply amusing," says Cusolito. “I’ve got a lot of pieces where the fire is very delicate, inviting you to step closer. That to me is a really special thing to be able to achieve with fire.”

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