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Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson: Selected Database

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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.

After visiting Sapelo Island for the first time in 1983, Aminah created a group of figures representing the people she encountered on the island. Made of hogmawg and found objects, they depict men and women working, marketing, visiting their neighbors,and making baskets.

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Exhibition history

A Walk Through the Past, A Way of Life Slowly Passing Away: Hog Hammock Community, Sapelo Island, Georgia (Sapelo Series: Part 2), Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 1, 1985-January 4, 1986

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