This is the work of Dan Eldon.
I was in high school when a friend of mine introduced me to his work. She said she had found my soul mate, but that he was already dead. : /
But his work has definitely inspired me to be more proactive. Art can change the work. We just have to figure out how to use it properly.
I can only dream of the things he would accomplish if he were still alive today.
He passed at 22 - had done amazing social work in Africa as well as other countries, and finished 17 sketchbooks.
(I'm 24 with 4 and a half. heh.)
Anyway - I'm smitten.