composition & design by Amanta Scott

painting inner thoughts, concerns, issues and history in Amanta Scott’s workshop for Parallel Lines

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I can't . . . by Amanta Scott

exploring painting in Amanta Scott’s workshop for Parallel Lines, conducted for members of Beaverhouse First Nation, Canadian Mental Health Association Cochrane Temiskaming, and Kirkland Lake District Composite School

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painting by Amanta Scott

participants painting in Amanta Scott’s workshop for Parallel Lines, conducted for members of Beaverhouse First Nation, Canadian Mental Health Association Cochrane Temiskaming, and Kirkland Lake District Composite School

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painting commences by Amanta Scott

Painting commences in the next part of the workshop for Amanta Scott’s Parallel Lines art installation and social engagement project.

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battle-scarred but beautiful by Amanta Scott

Participants’ self-esteem increased during Amanta Scott’s workshop for Parallel Lines.

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interpretation by Amanta Scott

Interpretation is everything. You are looking at this. Your interpretation is what matters.

Amanta Scott’s workshop for Parallel Lines encourages participants to trust their own intuitive knowledge, consider their own interpretation of things and the interpretations of others.

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Expressing emotions by Amanta Scott

expressing emotions through art installation in Amanta Scott’s workshop for Parallel Lines

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healing by Amanta Scott

Stories bring opportunities for healing during Amanta Scott’s workshop for Parallel Lines.

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Possibilities by Amanta Scott

There were so many possibilities to be found the suitcase during Amanta Scott’s workshop for Parallel Lines.

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Perspective by Amanta Scott

We all have different perspectives. When we realize this we hold the key to peace.

Perspective, belief and choice: the essence of Parallel Lines.

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Forgiveness by Amanta Scott

What does it mean to forgive something? Many of us found ourselves pondering issues from our pasts as memories surfaced during Amanta Scott’s workshop.

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Starting to connect by Amanta Scott

As the workshop progressed we all started to resonate in our various ways and connect with one another.

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Stories emerge by Amanta Scott

stories emerged in Amanta Scott’s workshop augmenting the exhibition of Parallel Lines at Museum of Northern History, Kirkland Lake

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Getting into things by Amanta Scott

Highlights from one of the workshops with Amanta Scott at Kirkland Lake District Composite School in conjunction with Amanta Scott’s exhibition Parallel Lines at Museum of Northern History, Kirkland Lake

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Parallel Lines Workshops by Amanta Scott

Amanta Scott directs a workshop augmenting her exhibition Parallel Lines, that brings together Newcomers, Indigenous and Canadian youth and seniors to explore memory, imagination, perspective and choice through sculpture installation, storytelling and painting.

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Parallel Lines Workshops by Amanta Scott

I've designed a workshop to augment my exhibition, Parallel Lines, that brings together Newcomers, Indigenous and Canadian youth and seniors to explore memory, imagination, perspective and choice through sculpture installation, storytelling and painting.

I am conducting the workshop in the communities, schools, museums and galleries.

I've just returned from Kirkland Lake and the responses have been absolutely amazing.

The first activity I call "Stories from a Suitcase". 

Here — participants open a suitcase and talk about what they think of, or feel, when they see the objects.

No two people see or feel the same way. Context is everything.

I'll be posting images so you can see how things went.

Here's how it started:


I'd love to hear what other people think about when they consider the juxtaposition of objects here. Our varied perspectives are absolutely fascinating.

Feel free to post your comments below.