The University of Iowa
A pulp print on handmade paper from military uniforms

Conversation with Drew Cameron of Combat Paper

Monday, March 19, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Drew Cameron is a papermaker and artist based in San Francisco. He rediscovered his interest in the craft of hand-papermaking after returning from his enlistment in the U.S. Army with a deployment in the war. Papermaking, for him, is a community-driven process and art form, which he facilitates with others through workshops as Combat Paper. This papermaking technique, and the workshops that Cameron facilitates, provide an opportunity for veterans and their communities to transform military uniforms into handmade paper, prints, books and artwork. He has facilitated these workshops across the United States for over a decade while also creating and exhibiting his own studio work. His artwork can be found in over forty public collections including the Library of Congress.

In this talk, Cameron will share why and how he believes Combat Paper can open a deeper understanding between people and expand our collective beliefs about military service and war.

The conversation will be moderated by Chuy Renteria and Micah Ariel James, co-hosts of Hancher Auditorium's in-house podcast, Hancher Presents