Here Is Where You Hid

Kaitlynn McQueston

Kaitlynn McQueston - Toronto, Canada


Hand drawn rendering by the artist pre-fabrication, 2017

Inviting thoughtful connections between the viewer and Toronto’s landscape, these sculptures express a leap of faith that the tranquility of an idealist vision of nature held near to one’s heart can resonate freely among urban industrial surroundings.

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Viewers can peer through the surface of Toronto Utility Boxes that conceal dreamlike miniature landscapes of Canadian heritage land.

This work offers a meditative experience; inviting a thoughtful connection between the beholder and Toronto’s urban landscape. Many of us in the city are hungry for a deeper connection with the natural landscape, identity, nationhood and relationship to place, yet our ideologies are at odds with our surroundings. Combining a utility box with the tranquility of Canada’s natural landscapes is a leap of faith that the concealed reality of an idealist vision held near to one’s heart can resonate freely within the urban surroundings; allowing the purest sentiment to penetrate the urban landscape and the capitalist anxiety born of industrial reality.

Suitable for all ages

Bata Shoe Museum

327 Bloor Street West (Back alley), (416) 931.7578

This project is outdoors.