My Pocahontas

mid-90s Pocahontas Nightgown, felt, .11 delica beads

A performative-style project deconstructing and reconstructing the image of Disney’s Pocahontas on my terms. I cut out and gave away patches from my nightie, asking those who lovingly accepted to tag the image in their social media feeds to build a distorted, digital quilt of Pocahontas with the hashtags #mypocahontas and #sagepaul (btw, you should check out the feeds of #mypocahontas).

As a part of “The Mending Lounge” at Craft Ontario, their statement of my work:

“Sage Pal is cutting her well-worn, childhood nightie into patches. In this poignant act, she reconstructs the image of Pocahontas through tradition and technology as she beads the cloth fragments and sends them physically and digitally into the world.”

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Strawberry Girls

2014 Spring Collection

The Strawberry Girls Spring Collection is my third collection and a reminisce of my Berry Fast. The Berry Fast is a coming-of-age ceremony to learn the teachings, importance and responsibilities of being a woman – an important acknowledgement because sometimes I long for those days of being a kid, and sometimes I still feel like a kid.

I was thirteen when I began my fast. I was still running around in my shorts and tee’s, playing baseball and other field games. To start the fast we went to a farm just north of the city to pick berries. Continue reading “Strawberry Girls”

Fairytale Apocalypse

2013 Creative Direction, Fashion Photography

Water could soon be a commodity. War continues, irrationally. Media is on the pulse of political scandals. Vital species for our existence are disappearing.

This series of photos sees clashing forces coming together in unity to build strength; working together to reinvigorate a positive and sustainable way of being and overcome that which could possibly bring an end. Continue reading “Fairytale Apocalypse”

Synaptic City

(Cotton, Mirrored Plexiglass)

Synaptic City is a crossroads of culture through an existence of tradition, the value of reinterpretation and a curiosity for convening. The desire is to bring these ideals into a 21st century movement of appreciation and balance. Looking to the construction of traditional Pow Wow regalia and the styling of 1970s glamour, Synaptic City is a fusion of moving cultures in sync through fashion and wearable art.

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Synaptic City

2012 Fall Collection

Synaptic City is a crossroads of culture through an existence of tradition, the value of reinterpretation and a curiosity for convening. The desire is to bring these ideals into a 21st century movement of appreciation and balance. Looking to the construction of traditional Pow Wow regalia and the styling of 1970s glamour, Synaptic City is a fusion of moving cultures in sync through fashion and wearable art.

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