Drew Cameron, an Iraq war veteran, is co-founder of Combat Paper Project, a project in which veterans and the non-veteran community use traditional hand papermaking techniques to transform military uniforms into paper, prints, books, and art. He writes “All of our experiences are encoded within the material items we carry about. With clothing, and military uniforms, our personal geographies, memories, and accomplishments are carried in the woven threads. Through the hand papermaking process, the clothing is deconstructed, transformed, and altered into paper sheets that accentuate those individual and collective stories.”
His talk on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 4:15pm in the Usdan University Center, Room 108 covered the history of the project, the collaborative art-making process, and how the work generates both art and conversation about collective responsibilities and shared understanding of war. Additionally, he held an Interactive Workshop on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 2015 in the Usdan University Center Multipurpose Room as well as an Interactive Demonstration on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Corwin Stadium on Andrus Field.
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