Francis Domec’s work focuses on re-examining nature. His primary interest rests on the observation of how nature grows and multiplies through its ecological cycles. These themes are examined not from a scientific point of view but rather from an aesthetic ideal of nature. The drawings are visual abstractions of a biomorphic environment. Domec sees them as ecological maps involving all phases of growth from germination or pollination to putrefaction.
As a principal vehicle for these themes, the artist utilizes schematized and oversized shapes of magnified cells and seeds. Each composition becomes a vessel that encapsulates and shelters life: honeycomb chambers, tree barks, sheaths of plants, and seeds. Intrinsically, it is nature’s complex transformation from atom to seed and its reproductive process that interests the artist.
Domec received his MFA in museum administration from Framingham State College and his BFA in fine arts from Bridgewater State College. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Cambridge Art Association, Boston, MA, MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA, and Gallery 402, New York, NY.
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