Combat Paper Project July 7 – Sept. 9 Old Dominion University, Virginia

This exhibition features selected work from The Combat Paper Project.  The 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.

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click on image to go to ODU Virginia, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

Jon Michael Turner, Prayer Boots

click image to go to you tube video of vets talking about the Combat Paper Project

http://www.combatpaper.org

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