Daniel Martin Diaz is working on an incredible-sounding monograph entitled "Soul of Science." It will be, as he describes it, a "128-page art book that explores the mystery of science, nature, anatomy, consciousness, and the power of symbols..." He's already reached his initial Kickstarter goal, but with 38 days to go, there's still plenty of time for you to donate, thus pre-ordering a copy of the book or procuring a number of other glorious treasures. More info from Diaz here:
In the fall of 2011, I became immersed in scientific and
philosophical theories. In particular, I was obsessed with scientific
diagrams, which explain theories and properties though drawings.
Although these rudimentary drawings were without any leanings towards
aesthetics, I found then to be beautiful, though that is clearly not
their intention. I was inspired to create my own interpretations of the
concepts of consciousness and other theories on a scientific,
philosophical, and spiritual level through a simplified means such as
drawing. All of the projects I have created begin as drawings, which I
feel have a beauty and intimacy that paintings cannot capture. The
subtle lines that graphite creates and the quickness in which one can
capture an idea makes this medium alluring.
My wife Paula and I felt that these completed works would be best presented together in a beautifully designed book and strongly believed that they should be accompanied by the writings of arts professionals and scientists from varying disciplines to offer their interpretations of the connection between science and art. I am deeply grateful to have such an esteemed group of scientists and writers who have committed to contributing to this book. You can see them in the contributor’s section below.
I’m an artist from Tucson, Arizona. I have exhibited my work in museums and galleries worldwide and have created artwork for clients such as PBS, Atlanic Records, and the multi-platinum bands POD and Good Charlotte, as well as three public art projects for the Phoenix Metro Light Rail. I have designed my last three art books and have been published in Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, Low Rider Magazine, New American Paintings, The Huffington Post, and Raw Vision Magazine. My wife, Paula and I own Sacred Machine Museum and are the co-founders of the band Blind Divine.
Truly can't wait to receive my copy!