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Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson: Ongoing Catalogue of Art and Exhibitions

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Curator’s comments

Aminah participated in a six-week study trip to Africa in 1979. The trip inspired a body of work consisting of hundreds of pieces that Robinson called Afrikan Pilgrimage. the Extended Family. Many of the works are on homemade paper she had prepared before she left Columbus. When there was no more homemade paper left, she used the shelf paper from the drawer in her hotel.

Artist’s comments

After the Civil Rights Movement, after the 1960s, places like Poindexter Village became projects. People began to move around. When people stayed in on place it was a community, not a project. It was a village in every sense of the word. So when I went to Africa, what I saw was Poindexter Village.

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