In “Soul Machine” Daniel Martin Diaz examines the mysteries of scientific diagrams, secrets of symbols and their everlasting effect on our psyche. The inspiration for this new body of work comes from the mysteries of consciousness, self-aware systems, philosophy, cellular automata, AI, sacred geometry, time travel, and mystical behaviors at atomic and subatomic levels.
In recent years, Diaz became immersed in scientific and philosophical theories. In particular, he became obsessed with scientific diagrams, which explain theories and properties though drawings. Although these rudimentary drawings were without any leanings towards aesthetics, he found them to be beautiful, though that is clearly not their intention. He was inspired to use the simplicity of drawing to create his own interpretations of the concepts of consciousness and other theories on a scientific, philosophical, and spiritual level. All of the projects begin as drawings, which have a beauty and intimacy that paintings cannot capture. Graphite’s allure comes from its subtle lines and the quickness in which one can capture an idea.
By Daniel Martin Diaz
Contributors: David Pescovitz, John Maizels, Teresa Rodriguez
“The laws of physics are the new miracles, quantum physics is the new witchcraft, and modern chemistry is the new alchemy.” –Diaz
“Diaz’s art has a strange mélange of ancient and contemporary. Part iconic, part emotionally laden and sorrowful lament.” –Raw Vision Magazine (UK)
[Diaz] is able to hold the “impossible” in his mind and then express it with utter crispness. From imagining the connections underlying consciousness to blueprinting extraterrestrial encounters.” –David Pescovitz
* 80 full-color reproductions of Diaz’s drawings and paintings
Daniel Martin Diaz is a fine artist whose work has been exhibited and published worldwide. He lives in Tucson, Arizona
David Pescovitz is a research director at Institute for the Future, a non-profit think tank in Silicon Valley, and editor/partner at the influential technology and culture website Boing Boing. He’s also co-founder of Ozma Records, a music label focused on the intersection of science, art, and consciousness. He co-produced the Grammy-winning Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition, a lavish vinyl box set documenting the iconic phonograph record that NASA launched into space in 1977.
John Maizels trained at Chelsea School of Art and worked as an artist and art teacher before founding Raw Vision maga- zine in 1989 as a forum for the work of self-taught artists, which he felt was overlooked and under-appreciated. Published quarterly, Raw Vision remains the world’s only international journal of outsider art and continues to contribute dialogue to the international field.
TAGS: Sacred Geometry, Metaphysics, Science Illustrations, Art History, Analytic Geometry, Magic Studies, New Age Mysticism A mystical meeting of sacred geometry, consciousness and illustration
ISBN: 978-1-73266-970-3 $45.00 | Hard Cover
8 x 10 128 Pages 2019-02-02
Published by LA LUZ DE JESUS