Black's architectural art installations have been evolving over the past twenty years. She became interested in mold making and forming plaster profiles and began creating plaster sculptures during her undergraduate studies in sculpture. Her skills and experiences with architecture and plaster were later refined as she worked as an ornamental plasterer and restoration artist. One particular restoration site that inspired her work is the historic Great Southern Theater in downtown Columbus. Since receiving an MFA from The Ohio State University, Black has continued to utilize her skills in her architectural restoration work, in gallery shows, and in public art that complements and complicates the landscape. Her work increasingly eschews perfection, as she chooses instead to reveal evidence of its process. The process of creation, of channeling thoughts and emotions into form, drives her projects, rather than a desire to showcase an end product. The personal connection she forms with her work often challenges her feelings about its public consumption, with her vulnerabilities and most intimate contemplations on display for all to see.