When pulling up to American Steel Studios in Oakland, California, on the gloomy day I chose to interview Karen Cusolito, my mouth dropped. What I saw was a large, open space in front of two massive warehouses, holding space for several metal sculptures in human form up to 30 feet tall. This staggering view sparked my excitement to walk inside and see the woman who created these structures.
I walked into the warehouse to hear power tools buzzing through the space, which was filled with art pieces of various forms: robots, western saloons, sculptures, and as I’ve been told, screenprinting, painting, photography, welding- you name it.
We walked into the office of American Steel to shake Karen’s hand, which was surprisingly tiny. Read More