Columbus Museum of Art

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson: Ongoing Catalogue of Art and Exhibitions

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Curator’s comments

The Umbrellaman is created from Hogmawg. Hogmawg is Aminah's term for the mixture of mud, pig grease, dyes, sticks, glue, and lime that she uses in both two- and three- dimensional work.

Artist’s comments

"The Umbrellaman goes door-to-door, and he goes up and down Mount Vernon Avenue, and his umbrellas make a clanking, ring-ring sound. He has his hat on funny and twisted. His hat and his sad face and the wrinkles on his brow make you know he is a sad man, a strong man, and bewildered."

(Aminah Robinson, A Street Called Home, Harcourt Brace and Company: San Diego, 1997.)

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