March 30, 2018
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. Cameron traveled to Iowa to participate in several workshops and class visits in support of Hancher's recent production of My Lai. In this conversation with Micah and Chuy, recorded before a small audience on Monday, March 19th, Drew Cameron shares how he believes Combat Paper can open a deeper understanding between people and expand our collective beliefs about military service and war. Papermaking, for Drew Cameron, 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. For more information, visit https://www.combatpaper.org/.