Karen Cusolito Lights Her Artwork on Fire

Meet the artist who burns her creations to amazing effect

(Scott Hess)


Sculpture by Karen Cusolito
(Declan McCullagh)

With its head bowed to the ground, the 6-ton sculpture Achmed is meant to signify a humble relationship with the Earth. Cusolito assembles the sculptures from found metal objects, saying, "There were occasions where I've actually taken part of the building down and built it into a sculpture because it had just the right texture or just the right angle. Of course, then when it started raining inside, I'd think, I gotta replace that rain gutter."


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