Interconnectedness. Layering. Complexity.
'Weaving' the 'clear' monofilament – layer upon layer and in no particular pattern – draws attention to interconnectedness. The layers of monofilament increase, and become very dense in much the same way that memories are made in the brain. Memories are made and there is potential distortion in remembering.
The nail heads placed in the creases hold together all of the filaments which are absolutely interconnected and made of one single length of material.
Amanda Schoppel was born in Barrie, Ont., and currently works as a visual artist and jewelry designer at her own business, Charmed & Cherished, in Toronto.
She studied marine biology at Dalhousie University for a year before enrolling at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1995. Prior to receiving her BFA, she participated in an exchange program at the Chelsea College of Art in London, England. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 2005, and also participated in a residency at Taliesin West – the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture – in 2006. She received an MFA degree at the University of California, Davis in 2006.
Schoppel has taken part in exhibitions in Canada, Europe and the United States. During the summer of 2001, she represented Canada in the sculpture competition at the IV Jeux de la Francophonie.
The National and Provincial Art Collections of Canada have collected numerous works by Schoppel.