Fall Arts Guide

Inside Detroit sculptor Austen Brantley’s studio

The 27-year-old is finishing up his Tuskegee Airmen monument to Alexander Jefferson and other projects during our visit

By Randiah Camille Green

A hulking clay arm, fist clenched in a Black Power salute, stands in the middle of the room. The smaller sculptures around it — a bust of a woman with a crown of cornrows and another with a hole broken clean through her face — look tiny and fragile in comparison...