Please join us in Special Collections on October 1 at 4:15pm for a presentation by Combat Paper Project founder Drew Cameron who will discuss how he has been working with veterans to transform their uniforms into paper. “Forever Home", a recent Combat Paper portfolio acquired by the Library will be on display.
About Combat Paper Project
Started by Iraq veteran and artist Drew Cameron and book artist Drew Matott in 2007, Combat Paper has been working with participants to deconstruct clothing and military uniforms, transforming them into handmade sheets of paper that contain the histories of the individuals who made them. Combat paper acknowledges that all of our experiences are encoded within the material items we carry about. Our personal geographies, memories, and accomplishments are woven in the threads of the clothing we wear. Through the hand papermaking process, the cloth is deconstructed and altered into paper sheets that retain those individual and collective stories.
Combat Paper uses traditional hand papermaking to facilitate collaborative inter-generational workshops, transforming clothing rags into paper, prints, books, and art. The Combat Paper Project includes an expansive community of numerous affiliate studios across the country. Satellite studios are running in Vermont, New Jersey, and Ithaca, New York.