The cerebral paintings of Cody Seekins blend amorphous, psychedelic figures and elements of pop culture. The artist’s focus and psychological exploration within each work is not only evident in the complexity of each one, but also his accompanying narratives and context he provides when sharing a new piece.
“As I clear my conscious mind through meditation it peels away to reveal the vast unconscious dimensions of a greater being,” he says. “Because this awareness produced in me a natural affinity for eastern thought I refer to my works as ‘Jātaka Tales’ or simply ‘Jātakas.’ I see the challenges, enigmas, sentiments, and ephemera of my experience as similar to the historical 3rd person Jātaka narratives of Gautama Buddha prior to his enlightenment. The term ‘Budgie-Sattva’ within my oeuvre is an appropriation combining the word budgie (parrot) with ‘bodhisattva,’ or one who is still on the path toward perfect awareness.”
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