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Budgie-Sativa
 10" x 8", Oil on Canvas, 2017

Another Budgie takes its place within the "Jataka Tales of a Budgie-Sattva"; this one a visual amalgam of Parakeet, glamor lips smoking a lit joint, marijuana leaves, a prototypical yellow eye, and more. The distinguishable features of the figure are connected and supported by various morphological tissues.

The bird itself has two sides, both illuminated in their own respect. It also has two faces for each side. Likewise there is a dualism at the shoulders; whereas on the left side there is an outstretched wing, the right side lacks a wing and instead there exist two peg or pin like structures jutting out of a corporeal flesh representing its joint--an influence of chronic shoulder pain.

Some key features include: 

Grey aliens hiding behind the figure's wing, which itself lies beneath an eclipsed object in the sky.

The glamor lips of the figure drool a resin that mingles with the structures of its own plant body. 

A Buddha sets in a bed of buds stretching into the background, among canopies of leaves.
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Alex in Wonderland

Oil on Canvas, 60cm x 80cm (approx. 24” x 32”), 2018

 

A figure, Alex, stands mostly naked in the midst of a physical and psychological maelstrom.  He is clad only in nostalgic 80’s era socks, on a tenuous island between active waters and a variety of shark denizens.  Sharks on the right side of the image are all beached, including a shark with quartz crystal nose, an orange shark wrapped in a life buoy, and a shark further in the distance wearing an 80’s style shirt with the number “88”.  On the left side is the largest shark, wearing bright glossy red lipstick and  brandishing prominent teeth with braces.  She is cordoned off from the figure by a roped float divider, and within her thought bubble is a warning symbol.

 

Behind the figure, floating in the air, are Grey aliens emerging from the distance, out of a series of elliptical UFO shaped interdimensional membranes. The Greys take on the visual form of spermazoa ostensibly impregnating the interdimensional thresholds.  As is typical, these Greys inhabit a zone just behind the unconscious topology of Alex’s dissociative mind.

 

Though Alex’s bottom half is representative, his top half mutates into a  psychological cornucopia.  In a manner akin to “Auto-Erotic Sphinx”, a predecessor work, the figure has self suctioned—an act of sensual infatuation, enjoyment, and exploration. 

 

Upward exists the figure’s primary conscious eye, adorned with a revolutionary beret emblazoned with a Bitcoin badge.  The figure’s summit features the nose of a fighter jet facing off against Mario Brothers Bullet Bills, one of whom is marked by a communist North Korean star.  A cropped section of a UFO observes the contest.

 

Alex’s mind branches both left and right.  To the left is more singular embodied consciousness, manifesting two eyes and a Ganesh trunk grasping crayons.  The right branch dissociates upward diagonally, emerging into an array of eyes, faces, teeth, tail, a unicorn horn, and much more—all of which participate in expressing his unconscious being;  a democracy of psychic factions representing thought impressions and associations.  All illumination and darkness-- fernal, infernal, high consciousness and corporeal underbelly--reside in this realm.

 

In the distance are relatively languid, light clouds, and against the firmament hovers  a colossal distant eye peering over the scene and far beyond. 

 

This painting possesses underlying genetic traits with previous works such as “Auto-Erotic Sphinx with Toys”, “Dionysus”, and “Fuku-Shiva”.  The work serves also as a nod to an earlier period of art inspiration during late teens and early twenties— born out of the nakedness, vulnerability, curiosity, and wonder inherent to coming of age and all subsequent psychedelic revelation.

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Cody Seekins
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Current Residence: Maryland/Kansas/Thailand/Japan
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Personal Quote: Wisdom is a strategy of perception.
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I have gotten professional photographs made of some of my newer works and now available for print through both Threyda www.threyda.com/artandgoods/co… and Redbubble www.redbubble.com/people/elfta…

There has been demand for print options outside of deviantart and so I make those available to you.  Redbubble in particular will have the widest selection of my works.  Threyda's quality of large prints is very good however, so check both out I'm sure you can find something right for you.

Thanks everyone for the continuously positive vibe and spiritual support.
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
just stumbled across your works while randomly trawling the deep, dark oceans of DA... and i have to say i am mightily impressed. your technical skill and choice of colours, topics etc are all stunning. keep up the sterling work my friend!
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elftantra Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I will do my best!  Thank you so much for the great appreciation and for taking the time to offer your attention to my work.  :)
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem! its eye catching and original, beautiful and at the same time thought-provoking.
so thanks to you for sharing your beautiful work with the world!
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :llama:
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elftantra Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem, thanks to you, too! :)
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BenjaminBubb Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice artwork!
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elftantra Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks BenjaminBubb! :)  Glad you think so.
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Aheng711 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday to you :D
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elftantra Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwww!  Thank you so much. :hug:
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