Here in the office of E.E. Ward Moving and Storage, there are three one-of-a-kind murals on display. Painted in color is the history of E.E. Ward, all of which is created by Aminah Robinson, a well-known artist of her time.
Aminah’s work is not only incredible but historically accurate as she details the importance of black history month to the oldest minority owned company in the nation, E.E. Ward Moving & Storage. Demonstrating the impacts of slavery and what it took for the original owner, John T. Ward, to help slaves escape through the Underground Railroad is just a small example of the triumphs she has portrayed within her artwork.
Born in 1940 and having just passed away on May 22, 2015, Robinson was raised in Columbus in one of the country’s first federally funded metropolitan housing developments. As she grew in her talents, she was unlimited to one single medium. Robinson has ventured through both natural and synthetic materials, sculptures, leather, twigs, graphite, mud, grease, and dyes….the list goes on and on!
Having held displays in the Columbus Museum of Art, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum, Robinson has made quite the impact with her artwork, and her legacy will surely live on.
To find out more about this artist, please visit:
http://www.aminahsworld.org to see what she’s all about