Meeting and talking with artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson and experiencing her work first-hand, is among the highlights of my years in Columbus. A national treasure, her work has traveled the world and is featured in permanent collections all over Ohio. For 40-years, the artist has been creating complex, mixed media artwork, with the skills and tradition passed along from her mother. In 2004, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She also received a commission for a permanent installation from The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. In 2007 the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) debuted Robinson’s work, “Along Water Street.” The collection documented the history of the Columbus neighborhoods where the artist was born and has lived and worked for all of her life. We covered the CMA exhibition and featured Robinson’s work on the cover of the Spring 2007 issue. You can see more of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s work from this link to the CMA Blog. Artwork: Church Quilters on Water Street from Along Water Street series, 2000-2007 Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, American, b. 1940, Rag painting: cloth, buttons, thread, pen and ink, pencil and paint on paper.