Android Jones, the prolific digital artist who is considered a pioneer of the psychedelic visionary art movement and whose work has been seen on the Empire State Building, is asking for help after his Lyons studio burned to the ground; the cause of the fire is unknown.
Jones is asking for $250,000 through a GoFundMe in order to re-acquire his tools for making art. The losses include: "All my art. All my tools. Decades of sketchbooks. A library of art books. Computers and hard drives. Fine art sketches. Original art."
The GoFundMe campaign, which was announced on January 20, includes this note from Jones: "Two days ago I arrived at my beloved art barn / studio / temple completely engulfed in flames. Everyone is ok. We don't know how it started. What we do know is everything in and around the barn is gone."
Jones added that his late father "designed and built this barn with his own hands. I grew up in this barn. Nearly every material thing I cared about was inside. Decades of sketchbooks, all my archived originals, drawings and paintings, all of my art materials, terabytes of over 20 years of digital art, and all my projects."
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