The Combat Paper Project

What an amazing idea! Turning your uniform into something beyond what it was used for and help tell your military story, I am sure can be very therapeutic.

The Combat Paper Project utilizes art making workshops to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences as well as broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and the military culture.

Through papermaking workshops veterans use their uniforms worn in combat to create cathartic works of art. The uniforms are cut up, beaten into a pulp and formed into sheets of paper. Veterans use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniform as art and begin to embrace their experiences in the military.

Deployed by Drew Matott, 2010 | Relief print on Combat Paper | 17 x 28

Broken Toy Soldiers by Eli Wright, 2009  | Seriograph on sutured Combat Paper  | 33 x 28

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