The Queen of GewGaw: Aminah Robinson
You can see Aminah's World here and what an adventure.
Columbus, Ohio, artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson creates magical two- and three-dimensional works of art" using " traditional art materials with found objects and everyday materials such as buttons, cloth, leather, twigs, shells, and music box workings"Aminah has an exhibit at the Springfield Museum of Art called "Along Water Street" and gave a talk on Sunday.
She said several things that resonated with me, particularly when she answered a question about the changes in the business of art since she attended art school. Her response is that she doesn't consider art as a career (she leaves the business of it up to the gallery that represents her) but as a way of life. You can certainly see that in her work which looks archeological in nature, not only in what it represents but the artifacts themselves seem to tell a story."Dad's Journey"
Image source: Aminah's World
She works on these pieces for years and wrote the term for them in my sketchbookbecause they go on and on and on in the making,and the telling of an ongoing story of a life within our world.
If you are in the area you can see her commissioned piece for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati Ohio. Her chair is in the Columbus Museum of Art
Photo by Steven.M.Herppich
I'm so glad I went, she's such a lovely person, and her work very interesting and inspiring. The Springfield Museum of Art did a beautiful job presenting her work, a must see.