Kim Paquet

Kim Paquet (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Kim’s work is largely inspired by her experience of working with drug addicts living in an urban environment.

The world around us is much more than just a beautiful picture often suggested by outfit and jewelry designers. Revolt, complexity, questioning of ordinary things… As the addicts reveal themselves as complex and mysterious beings, Kim’ jewelry reveals something about the interaction between poverty and wealth, about the complexity of relationships among the human beings.

Fashion brands often create ideal Instagram pictures. But life is not always like that. Lots of social controversies, revolt and the complexity of human beings make an enormous part of it. That is what attracts Kim in jewelry.

In her pieces you will see silver, gold, rough black diamonds and sapphires coming hand in hand with concrete, plaster, ropes and other alternative materials.

Kim Paquet graduated from the Jewelry School of Montreal in 2017. She received the award of excellence three years in a row, Janis Kerman Award and recognition for the originality and quality of her work. At the moment she is exploring new materials and different art forms in a new environment while studying at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax.

Kim’s work is largely inspired by her experience of working with drug addicts living in an urban environment. The world around us is much more than just a beautiful picture often suggested by outfit and jewelry designers. Revolt, complexity, questioning of ordinary things… As the addicts reveal themselves as complex and mysterious beings, Kim’ jewelry reveals something about the interaction between poverty and wealth, about the complexity of relationships among the human beings.