Columbus Museum of Art

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's 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

When people on Sapelo visit with friends on holidays or at funerals, they take a basket of eggs from the coop as a token of friendship and as a thank you for the hospitality they are about to enjoy.

Visitors’ comments



Exhibition history

Symphonic Poem, CMA 2002 and tour 2006-07

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