Do you want me to create a piece of art in the style of Aminah Robinson? Let me know in the comments.
“She’s a magic maker, she’s an alchemist…” Joyce Scott (Artist)
Her aesthetic resonates with my aesthetic. Sometimes it is hard to narrow down your creativity or limit it to one thing or one style, or even one medium. And I guess for artists and creatives, the saying "jack of all trades, but master of none" resonates in the psyche, which may keep one from being productive at all.
Ms. Robinson's art shows that one can defy all of that.
In her own words:
“By the time I reached nine years old, I was deep, deep into transforming and recording the culture of my people into works of art. The magnitude of research and study of Afro-Amerikans is what I have dedicated my life to. My works are the missing pages of American history.” Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
According to Broad & High, “Aminah Robinson is a nationally recognized artist who uses paper, textiles and sculpture to explore memory and heritage.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Hofku63Bs
“Her father told her that you don’t have to have money to be an artist. There’s always art materials around…he taught her to draw on scrap paper…he taught her how to make paper, books, he taught her how to make sculpture materials called ‘hogmawg’ made from mud, glue, clay and leaves.” Carole Genshaft, Columbus Museum of Art
Robinson viewed art-making as a never-ending activity, and the artist continually revisited and reworked old works. Robinson dubbed her series of quilted mixed-media works, which she was constantly adding to...
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