SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — U.S. Army veterans are taking their old uniforms and transforming them into a work of art, thanks to the Combat Paper Project.
The organization, which started in 2007, was the idea of former Army Sergeant Drew Cameron and his friend Drew Matott.
They cut and shred old military uniforms, turning the fabric into paper, which is created into pieces of art.
For Cameron, it’s been a way for him to cop with difficult memories.
“Hand paper making specifically has for me has helped to develop a language where I can speak to a lot of the military culture experiences and wartime experiences,” Cameron said. “So it was rebuilding and part of that rebuilding for me has been hand paper making.”
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