On April 22 – 23, 2016, Iowa Remembers hosted a Combat Paper Project Workshop. We had a group of 10 participants which included families of the fallen, current service members and veterans. The participants learned about the process of paper making and reclaimed old military uniforms to make artwork to express their military experiences. Our workshop was led by Drew Cameron, an Army veteran, of Combat Paper Project. As stated by Drew, “Coming home from war is a difficult thing. There is often much to account for as a survivor. A new language must be developed in order to express the magnitude and variety of the collective effect. Hand paper making is the language of Combat Paper. By working in communities directly affected by warfare and using the uniforms and artifacts from their experiences, a transformation occurs and our collective language is born.”
A special thank you to the Urbandale Fire Department for hosting our event.
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