About the Work…
The imperfect lines of the natural world and the similar negative spaces they create in water, rock and asphalt are the subject of this series of paintings.
The stresses of moving landmasses, and attempts to hold them together;
the earth’s crust breaking apart above pulsating lava;
foam salt sheets moving in bodies on the water’s surface;
these phenomena inform my work and become design elements in paintings which do not attempt to replicate nature, but rather to appreciate the common patterns and effects of gravity on this planet.
E. Dominic Black is a professional artist and art teacher with a B.A. in Art and a Master’s Degree in Education. He is the Visual & Performing Arts department chair and the painting and drawing instructor at San Dimas High School, where he has taught basic, advanced and AP Studio art for over eighteen years. On weekends, he teaches location sketching in watercolor through the Community Education Program in Monrovia. Dominic has also taught 2D design at the Career and Technical Education Center in Pomona, where he created an advanced level painting program, Reed Fine Arts, and "Palates & Palettes," food, wine and painting events at the Millard Sheets Art Center. He is a professional muralist, and he has created over ten murals for the city of San Dimas. Mr. Black has led art study trips through abroad every summer for the last eight years, and is currently preparing for his next trip with students abroad to Belize in April 2019.