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Margaret Mahan, Drew Matott and Tom Lascell complete a batch of paper at SLU
Margaret Mahan, Drew Matott and Tom Lascell complete a batch of paper at SLU

Art from the fibers of war

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A group of artists and veterans has returned to St. Lawrence University this month along with a sample of artwork made from military uniforms. Through the Combat Paper Project's paper making workshops, vets use their uniforms worn in combat to create healing, therapeutic works of art. The project began a few years ago in Burlington and has chapters around the country. Workshops, exhibits and artists' talks have been held in dozens of locations in the U.S., Canada and parts of Europe. Todd Moe stopped by the art studios at St. Lawrence University to watch the paper making process -- where old uniforms become art and vets reconcile their experiences.

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Tom Lascell, a Vietnam era vet, with one of his paper masks

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