The landscape has long been a defining aspect of Canada’s national identity and a constant subject of Coupland’s explorations. In Spectra Four Seasons, he represents the natural world more obliquely by using an array of pencil crayons enclosed in a Plexiglas case. Through their manner of display, he evokes both the horizontal terrain that surrounds us and the visibly changing seasons of a northern climate through the specific tonal ranges of the pencils.


  • Title: Spectra Four Seasons
  • Creator: Douglas Coupland
  • Creator Lifespan: 1961 - Present
  • Creator Nationality: Canadian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Date: 2010
  • Physical Dimensions: w183 x h16.7 cm (each, series of 4)
  • Exhibition section: Secret Handshake
  • Credit line: Collection of Encana Corporation, Calgary
  • Type: sculpture
  • Medium: pencil crayons, Plexiglas

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