original art by Sheldon Skillie

Corpus Callosum

This is a digital extrapolation of my earlier ink on paper drawing "Punctuated Equillibrium". I've always wanted to experiment with negativizing my work to see how my negative formline would actually translate. Also, I wanted to explore my abstract, visceral imagery as a "split image", where I can achieve perfect symmetry through digital imaging. The results for me were complimentary to the psychedelic nature of formline that I can't help but expound upon.

1 comment:

dice said...

Its amazing how reflecting/symmetrical patterns emulate consciousness expanding...astral!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
I am a Haida/Lakota artist currently working in ink on paper, acrylics on canvas and paper, argillite carving, and wood relief carving. I have been drawing all my life, have studied art briefly in college, and have apprenticed under professional native Alaskan artists Norman Jackson(Tlingit) and Don Varnell(Haida). Influences on my current works vary widely, incorporating ballet-like movements taken from skateboarding, the curvilnear sculptural lines found in northwest skateparks, the distorted waveform of my favorite modern rock/jazz/punk music, of course contemporary pop art, and the refinement found in traditional northern northwest coast native art, especially Haida and Tlingit art. I was born in Mountain View, California, grew up between Seattle, Washington, and Ketchikan Alaska, eventually settling in beautiful Portland, Oregon.