In Soul Machine, Daniel Martin Diaz examines the mysteries of scientific diagrams, secrets of symbols + their everlasting effect on our psyche. The inspiration for this body of work comes from the mysteries of consciousness, self-aware systems, philosophy, cellular automata, AI, sacred geometry, time travel, + mystical behaviors at atomic + subatomic levels.
In recent years, Diaz became immersed in scientific + philosophical theories. In particular, he became obsessed with scientific diagrams, which explain theories + 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 + other theories on a scientific, philosophical, + spiritual level. All of the projects begin as drawings, which have a beauty + intimacy that paintings cannot capture. Graphite’s allure comes from its subtle lines + the quickness in which one can capture an idea. Published by La Luz de Jesus Press, 2019. Hardcover. 128 pages. Out of print.