Columbus Museum of Art

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson: Ongoing Catalogue of Art and Exhibitions

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Curator’s comments

During numerous conversations with her great-aunt Cornelia Johnson, Robinson learned that her father´┐Żs ancestors had lived as slaves on Sapelo Island, Georgia. After the war, the ex-slaves established their own communities on Sapelo. Hog Hammock is the only community that survives and almost its entire population of seventy is descended from slaves. The rest of the island is owned by the state of Georgia.

Artist’s comments

I started working on Unwritten Love Letters years ago. I guess when I was a junior in high school, and it has been an ongoing love affair. I take the envelopes that have come to me or that I find in yard sales. I unfold them, dye them, and then I work on them. Friends give me stamps from letters they've received, and I put them on the letters to make sure they "get to their destinations."

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