Karen Cusolito Lights Her Artwork on Fire

Meet the artist who burns her creations to amazing effect

(Scott Hess)


Sculpture by Karen Cusolito
(James Addison)

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."


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