original art by Sheldon Skillie

Medicine Buddha sign commission (2008)

This commission was for a sign for a small massage therapy office opening on NW 23rd in Portland in August of 2008. I worked closely with the business owner to achieve the original Buddha image and special color scheme that worked for him personally. The original design is in acrylic paint on 100% cotton rag.

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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.