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Fuku-Shiva by elftantra
"Fuku-Shiva", Oil on Canvas, 20" x 24" by Cody Seekins

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About the work:

The term "Fuku" refers to fortune or good luck. "Shiva" refers to the Hindu deity who represents strongly polar qualities, both severe and delicate. On a beach inspired by adventures on Phi Phi island in Thailand, three youths cavort. Two are representational figures and the third is psychologically rendered. A dynamic relationship ensues between the triad; a reciprocity of active and passive states. The boy on the right engages in maneuvers of evasion, defense, and is dressed in a speedo which reiterates the colors and symbolism of the caution tape on the left and upper right frame of the composition. In concurrent reaction the psychedelic figure shoots out a rocket powered paper airplane. The nude boy seated in the froth and sand approaches in passive repose, and is met with active attention but equal physical reserve by the psychedelic being. Perhaps the most naked figure is also the least representational. Looming large, dynamic, and active, it engages its companions playfully. Various symbols interject into the otherwise naturalistic scene, most notably a beach ball and two contaminated barrels nested in the sand. The upright barrel reads "FukuShima" in Kanji. The barrel laying down reads "Dharma". To the left the scene is boundaried by caution tape, reiterating the danger of the nuclear waste while also hosting alien archetypes, whose presence, as is the nature of these entities, runs up and just behind the consciousness of the psychedelic figure's eggshell-like skull. The painting glows aquamarine in the water and stars, and green in various other areas when lights are dimmed, glazed with a stable strontium compound; truly engaging to view in partial darkness.


Cody Allen Seekins
United States
Current Residence: Maryland/Kansas/Thailand
Favourite genre of music: No particular; lately listening to lots of Indian classical, Persian, and Electric Ambient streams
Personal Quote: Wisdom is a strategy of perception.
I have gotten professional photographs made of some of my newer works and now available for print through both Threyda… and Redbubble…

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.
  • Mood: Love
  • Drinking: Espresso in Chocolate Milk

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ChipOfMoon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Artist
AMAZING! just amazing! great works :D
elftantra Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
Awwww thanks so much!  :)  Glad you enjoy them and hope to provide more enjoyment going forward.
lobs2 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
awesome gallery man!
elftantra Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Thank you Lobs2!!! :)  Happy you enjoy the works.
NainaArt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible art, you're a genius!
elftantra Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
NainaArt it feels good to be so highly regarded.  Thank you.  :heart:
NainaArt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :)
N-47 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Budgie-Sattva !!!
elftantra Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Yesss!!! lol  Glad you appreciate the coined term.
Krullish Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks f't Llama. I love your work! :D :earth:
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