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CODY SEEKINS
Augusta, Kansas - United States



Original Artworks (12)

Cody Seekins; Fuku Shiva, 2014, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241     The term
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Original Oil Painting, 2014
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Cody Seekins; Phra Nang Farang, 2014, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Another edition to my i? 1/2JAtaka Tales of a Budgie- Sattvai? 1/2, this work employs a collection of impressions related largely to my experiences in the Krabi region of Thailand. In addition this psychological incarnation exists as an embodiment of kamasukhallikanuyogal; one seeking pleasure through the senses. The ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2014
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Cody Seekins; Theta Vyrus, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   This painting is  based on my old black and white drawing from the year 2000 simply titled Vyrus.  In this new work the archetypes are upgraded as I converge my new current mind with the old psychological forces which originally built the concept. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2013
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Cody Seekins; Caravan Of My Inner Child, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   This painting is an illustration of various archetypes of my psyche within 2013. In this narrative a young boy pulls a large red wagon carrying entheogenic entities--one of which ponders the meaning of the Hindu
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Original Oil Painting, 2013
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Cody Seekins; Auto Erotic Sphinx With Toys, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   a giant sphinx spoons itself in erotic play within an aquatic styled environment littered with various denizens.  These creatures include symbols and archetypes both current and nostalgic- - each inhabiting a rootedness within  mass cultural adolescence.  These include Servbots from the Megaman series ( apparently having wandered off from ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2013
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Cody Seekins; Budgie Shaman, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 22 x 28 inches. Artwork description: 241     Boy Bird Parakeet Budgie Parrot,  Mystical Magical hindu buddha buddhist gay transgender glbt totem native american animism shaman skater     ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2013
22 x 28 inches (55.9 x 71.1 cm)
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Cody Seekins; Relinquishing Culture, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241    Boy Bird Parakeet Budgie Parrot,  Mystical Magical hindu buddha buddhist gay transgender glbt Cambodia Angkor Wat Bayon elf wild     ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2012
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
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Cody Seekins; The Automaton, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   Boy Bird Parakeet Budgie Parrot, Mandala Mystical Magical hindu buddha buddhist vehicle sex gay transgender glbt military airplane jet robot android artificial intelligence   ...
Cody Seekins
Original Oil Painting, 2012
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Cody Seekins; BudgieSattva II, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Boy Bird Parakeet Budgie Parrot, Mandala Mystical Magical rainbow heart chakra love meditation dorje knife warrior spirit hindu buddha buddhist vehicle sex gay transgender glbt  ...
Cody Seekins
Original Oil Painting, 2010
12 x 24 inches (30.5 x 61.0 cm)
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Cody Seekins; BudgieSattva I, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  Bird Parakeet Budgie Parrot, Mandala Mystical Magical rainbow heart chakra love meditation dorje knife warrior spirit hindu buddha buddhist vehicle ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2010
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Cody Seekins; Page Of Wands Prodigal Son, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241  Tarot, Wands, Cards, Boy, Cigarette, Smoking, scarab, beetle insect egypt ancient fire sex lust jewelry necklace prodigal son ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2010
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Cody Seekins; Sunset Flower, 2002, Original Painting Oil, 19 x 19 inches. Artwork description: 241 The aphasic sensation of a great plains sunset....
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Original Oil Painting, 2002
19 x 19 inches (48.3 x 48.3 cm)
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Artist Statement

My interest in painting sources from a recapitulative process; using personal experience, identities, revelation, and reflections across time to build novel images. To this end I have found my education on Theravada Buddhism to be a fascinating and relevant system. I focus on treating impressions of my life in a similar vein as the stories of the Gautama Buddha prior to reaching enlightenment, as described in The Jataka tales of Buddhism.



The Jataka tales are an interesting collection of allegories in how they recognize the subjectís direction toward enlightenment yet center on the narrative of the self as manifest identities and egos working out the karma, or groundwork, which precedes. This framework allows me to build a body of paintings pulling from both my exterior and interior life. The modus operandi, therefore, concerns the illustration of abstract psychological objects and relationships through figurative and comparatively concrete forms. Ultimately this means I am building my own contemporary Jatakas....

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