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Daniel Martin Diaz is a Tucson, AZ based artist.
Daniel explains the work by saying, “My work examines the mysteries of scientific diagrams, secrets of symbols and their everlasting effect on our psyche. The inspiration for my work comes from the mysteries of consciousness, self-aware systems, philosophy, cellular automata, phase transitions, time travel, and mystical behaviors at atomic and sub-atomic levels. In recent years, I became immersed in scientific and philosophical theories. In particular, scientific diagrams, which explain theories and properties though drawings. Although these rudimentary drawings were without any leanings towards aesthetics, I found them to be beautiful, though that is clearly not their intention. I was inspired to use the simplicity of drawing to create my own interpretations or mythologies 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.”