Aminah Robinson – Mosaic Floor
Mosaic Floor Restoration
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Blind Eye Restoration was hired by the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio to perform restoration work on local artist Aminah Robinson's residential home. The home was gifted to the museum in Aminah's estate, and much of the home had examples of Aminah's life and work on its surfaces. The museum loved this quality and had decided to turn the home into an artist's residency.
As Aminah was not much of a cook, the kitchen became a blank canvas for her. She filled it with sculptures, paintings on all the walls and cabinets, and a mixed media mosaic across the floor. Before the museummet with the Blind Eye team, the floor had been thought to be too deteriorated to save. All the tile was pulled up and all of the pieces were put away into boxes.
Blind Eye Restoration was able to reconstruct the floor from the salvaged tiles and a handful of photos. All the tile was thoroughly cleaned, some were repaired and sealed. A clear epoxy was used in place of Aminah's signature "hogmawg" to display the many buttons, beads, marbles, shells, rocks and even baby teeth she collected and had mixed into the floor mosaic.