Jeweller of the interstitial, Josée Desjardins explores the intimate connection between humans and their geographical and sociocultural environment. Specifically, she casts her glance upon the empty spaces between the seen and the unseen, between the present and the future, between the body and the environment, in order to pick the subtle poetry that settles there. The Toponimie series talks about found objects, seascapes and the cycle of seasons as they resonate with the artist’s feelings.
Currently living in the shores of St. Lawrence River, Desjardins has been engaged in the art of contemporary jewelry for more than 30 years. She has completed a Masters Degree in Psychosocial Practices, with a thesis on the issue of isolation within the creative process. Her pieces are regularly exhibited in Montreal and Ottawa galleries and, since 2016, have been part of the permanent exhibition at the new Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée des beaux-arts du Québec. Her work is also showcased in several publications.