The Art and Soul of Jason Stone is a coffee table book of art created by Jason Matthew Stone throughout his life. It includes a few poems, as well. In the forward to his first book "A Stone's First Throw ", one of his uncle's wrote in the forward, "Jason's first volume was created between Jason's 17th and 24th years. Those years were times of great change stirred into a society steeped in materialism, wealth and comfort. For Jason and his peers, there were deep uncertainties and double standard confusing the search for meaning and mission in life. But when all was done and said, there arose theme in Jason's poetry. One is absorbed by its magical winds and warps which captivate the imagination while revealing a young man's struggle to maintain a sensitive self in a convoluted world. The sincerity of this poetry leads us to hope that as Jason Matthew experiences his future - Stone's First Throw precedes a next." Unfortunately, Jason did not live to write the next book but he spent the next seven years painting, sketching and writing. The Art and Soul of Jason Stone depicts a sampling of his work. His art has the same captivating magic as his poetry. When writing or sketching, Jason's talent just poured from his head to his hand in minutes. But if you take the time to look closely you will see that those few minutes came from a talent that can only be explained as a gift from God. During his short thirty one years of life Jason never had a creative block. From the time he was two, when he drew an exact likeness of Raggedy Andy as a gift for his great grandmother, to the day of his death he kept drawing and writing. This book is meant to be enjoyed and studied and enjoyed again.