Local Folk Artist Passes Away
A Columbus area folk artist whose work focused on her childhood neighborhood has died. Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson died Friday of heart problems at the age of 75. Robinson grew up in Poindexter Village, which replaced a ramshackle neighborhood called the Blackberry Patch where several of Robinson's relatives had lived. Characters from these neighborhoods populate her cloth paintings. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums around the world.