Combat paper who was featured in the War is Trauma portfolio will be in Milwaukee April 4th and 5th.
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.
The paper can then be used as a medium of self expression whether it be art, poetry, or something else. The self expression can be whatever the veteran would like and doesn't have to be during the workshop.