Paulette Eid is a Lebanese Architect, Painter, and Sculptor. Her striking works of art are derived from taking discarded objects and turning them into distinct works of art. Her sculptures tackle one’s perception of what is deemed valuable, beautiful, and wasteful. Allowing for these once-abandoned materials to be reborn into intriguing works of art. Through her art, Paulette inspires viewers to recognize their own impact on the planet, while also spreading awareness of the role they play in the environmental crisis that Lebanese society must navigate.
The passion of Paulette’s artistic journey was catapulted with the discovery of unexpected and forgotten treasures. She was enthralled with the challenge of turning what was once seen as worthless into fine art that was sophisticated and admired. Throughout the span of her career, Paulette harnessed her own eccentric technique, using a combination of discarded materials such as metal, wood, and plastic to create intricate and striking sculptures that are full of character and meaning.
Paulette’s artistic endeavors are a tribute to innovation, sustainability, and creativity. Her sculptures invite others to be introspective, urging us to doubt our relationship with the environment and the consequences of our choices. She offers a constant reminder that beauty is rooted in the unlikeliest of spaces, and with the right imagination and resourcefulness, anything is possible.
Her works were recognized when she earned the prestigious 1st prize in the renowned “Age of Recycling” competition which was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lebanon (MACAM). Paulette’s remarkable talent in the realm of recycling and upcycling stands as a testament to her artistic power and unwavering dedication to her craft. It validates the notion that insignificant objects have the potential to be reinvigorated into objects of significance and beauty.
“Creating ‘Art Jewelry’ from Recycled Materials to Breathe New Life and Meaning, Paulette Eid demonstrates through her sculptures that we can defy the notion that waste and debris are useless in a society in crisis.”