in a perception skied inside trapezoidal and spherical figures set to a grid that shares newly designed creatures of natural development with properties of technics— insects and birds fluttering titanium wings toward fertile evolvement with nuclear fusion sunflowers shades of dead trees neon pinks and blues like holograms incepted by other gods a motherboard stag shuttering its antlers like transmission towers twenty-third century nature is electric-powered a spaceship between galaxies the world is split in two paradoxical systems one asking what is real the other what is natural both answers simultaneously with determination in their responses there is one overlapping layer that concludes itself once everything has determined its validity within existence what that conclusion is goes beyond individually subjective processes though each of them decides nonetheless and while they aren’t wrong (given such a thing like right or wrong could exist) interpreting their own vertices of truth and parallels to all things it’s never the entire story the complexity is as simple as it is vague but within the individual lies an alternate reality that is carried within it eternally but only realized in the moment it is awakened and thus as it appears it devolves and shutters the processes are unique and everchanging as are the myriad stages they uphold like flame to water as if neither element knew it was an essential building block in this creation the glue that separates everything is infinitely bonded technology is spiritual a most unorthodox endeavor so close we are to the mechanics of reproduction we can taste the battery acid like nasal drip so godlike so pervasive how close we are yet in the same demand driven by the doomsday clock and apoplecticism who will win first —simultaneously— on my walk through this latticed forest i notice life will continue always and our presence amongst this network is both a gift and a wild accident as are all things and as all things must come to be they must come to be again like a great memory of a time unveiled when you knew what it meant to be alive by LORIN DREXLER
Lyons, Colorado-born Independent Artist Android Jones began studying art at age 8. He attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota FL, where he trained in traditional academic drawing/painting and animation. Jones interned at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic and later founded Massive Black, an art development company based in LA. Android began his career as an Independent Artist in 2005. He now lives in his home town of Lyons, maintaining a large art studio in a repurposed barn.
Best described as a “digital painter,” Jones has created an immense body of work. He has become well known for his many layered, psychedelic works and live performances using a custom built digital set up. He participated in the Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Tour and his work has been projected on the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building. A long time member of the Burning Man community, Android has traveled the world exhibiting his work and has contributed to events on 6 continents.
At the center of Jones’ work are spirituality and altered states of consciousness. Describing his work as Electro-Mineralism, Jones attributes his ability to create to the wonders of technology, crediting the planet’s resources for advancements in art production. Manipulating light and energy, Android Jones captures complex concepts while utilizing his formal background in the arts. Described as a digital alchemist, he is determined to alter the viewer’s perception, pushing the boundaries of the imagination through the use of innovative media forms.
What is Gen Society?
Gen Society is an art space blog for visual art and creative writing collaborations, and other randomizations. Hosted by writer and musician, Lorin Drexler, this online venue is an expressive experience for those interested in the world of the arts. It is a literary journey through the hearts and minds of contemporary artists in practice and a reflection of those that have long passed.
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