All You Ever Wanted
This sculpture was temporarily installed in various locations in Kingston Ontario. ALL
YOU EVER WANTED is an optimistic gesture of totality. It is a phrase that, when
placed in a physical environment, acknowledges potential meanings and addresses
our desires for that space, while also embodying an impossible sentiment that
could never be fully realized. This contradiction highlights the dialectic between the desires we embody and the subsequent development of our urban spaces which are always in a constant state of negotiation. Each site for this installation was chosen after consulting with community members and all are sites undergoing development in Kingston.
Douglas Flurher Park Shorline
This park is located on the south end of the Cataraqui River shoreline, next to the Marina and close to down town Kingston. The park is one of one of Kingston's few public shoreline sites as much of the shoreline westward has large hotels or private estates. This installation site was installed as part of a community event organized by the Water Access Group which sought to raise awareness of the need for better public spaces and planning of the waterfront.
Barriefield J.B. Horton Public School
J.B Horton Public School is located in Barriefield Village, a historic neighbourhood in Kingston. The school was closed due to the construction of a much larger school which amalgamated the students of several schools in the area; a recent trend in development by the Limestone District School Board. The site now sits unused. The Barriefield Village Association are now lobbying to try to turn this building into a community center to maintain its use in the neighbourhood.
These apartment building are located in the North end of Kingston and are a distinct feature of the Cataraqui Disctrict landscape. The neighbourhood they are situated in is undergoing larger structure changes, initiated by the City as well as the Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation which maintain many public housing units in this area. Adjacent to these buildings is a public park which a member of the Community Response to Neighbourhood Concerns, who has lived in the area for many years, sees as having great potential of community development through a community garden.
Cataraqui Business Park
A 40 acre expansion of the Cataraqui Estate Business park began in 2010 and became open to the public in 2011. In this expansive lot located North of Princess Street in the west end of Kingston, there are now hundreds of metres of road complete with paved sidewalks and street lights. The lot remain empty as the City waits for businesses to come.