The Psychonaut

The Psychonaut. Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20", 2011.

"The Psychonaut" by Cody Seekins


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The first seminal piece which brought forth my series, the “Jātaka Tales of a Budgie-Sattva”. The Psychonaut is a synesthetic narrative of one of the karmic lives of the Budgie-sattva. His journey denotes the process of purification rather than the state purity. In the image the Budgie-Sattvas (both boy and birds) exist within a moment of psychedelic consciousness—the boundaries of the environment and self are given to a large degree of psychological morphism. The triad of budgie manifestations accompany the figure as familiars, each engaged within a distinct region of the hallucinogenic landscape.