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Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson: Selected Database

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Curator’s comments

Journal chronicles Aminah's travels in Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Egypt in 1979.

Artist’s comments

I made paper before going to Africa. I used berries, onions, nuts, and spinach out of the can to create the dye, and I mixed them with alum to make the color really fast. It will become even more brilliant as time goes on. I made leather packs to hold my drawing paper and my pencils and ink. All I wanted to do was draw, draw in the streets, and capture the spirit of the people.

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