|Coupland collected items - commercial and part of our daily life.|
|Surprisingly, he made quilts. The holes are 'spirit catchers'.|
|This quilt included hubcaps.|
|This interested me because it reminded me of modern quilts.|
|The central object depicts the ice storm in Quebec |
where electrical towers toppled over.
|Coupland abstracted several well known artists. |
This one: Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky by Emily Car
|As a child, he was fascinated with lego. |
This is his first set - replicated many times.
|and, more complex 'totems'|
|There was a room of signs ... social and intellectual statements. |
This interested me because I was a teacher!
|Coupland was fascinated by technology and images.|
|This needed a camera phone to see the image.|
|He did a series of photos with the face obliterated by paint.|
These reminded me of the adolescents whose brains turn to mush in the time between childhood and what society calls maturity.
|This large collection was like looking into a brain ... with all the images we store.|
|The view from the restaurant at the Art Gallery. |
They now call Vancouver 'the glass city'.