“I want my people to feel pride when they walk here; I want them to see the artwork and think to themselves ‘this is my land, I belong here’.” - ximiq Dionne Paul
Dionne Paul (Ximiq) is a shíshálh (Sechelt Nation) and nuxalkmc (Bella Coola) artist. She is a member of the Eagle Clan and her ancestral name is Ximiq, which means the first eyelash of sunlight that comes over the mountain to greet everyone in the morning. Dionne Paul has more than 25 years experience as a Coast Salish weaver. She has extensive experience harvesting, processing, spinning and dying traditional materials.
She completed an MA at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design; her thesis research focused on traditional special effects in potlatch performances.