Friday, June 20, 2008

Paper Over Iraq

In Burlington, Vermont, a project of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) is using the art of paper-making to transform military uniforms into books and art paper as mediums for words and images.

See more about this creative project, Combat Paper at the site of the Green Door Studio. Here's their introduction to the project:

About Combat Paper

The story of the soldier, the Marine, the men and the women and the journeys within the military service in a time of war is our basis for the project. This is a collaborative project initiated by Drew Matott and Drew Cameron along with members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War. Utilizing uniforms worn in combat in Iraq, veterans cut, cook, beat and form sheets of paper out of their uniforms. In this way, veterans are able to use the transformation processes of papermaking to reclaim their uniform as art and begin to reconcile their experiences as a soldier in Iraq.

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