Day: December 21, 2020

Front-line workers honored with ‘combat paper’ art made from scrubs, military uniforms

A small arts studio nestled in the hills of Branchburg, N.J. is giving U.S. veterans a platform to share their stories and experiences through the art of making paper.

Nearly a decade ago, Frontline Arts began working with veterans through its flagship program, Frontline Paper, to have them deconstruct military uniforms and turn them into paper.

“I’d made artwork all my life, but I’d never really considered myself an artist,” Walt Nygard, studio manager of Frontline Arts and a veteran, told Fox News. “I always had jobs. But I am an artist. I can say that, in all honesty.”

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Nygard’s journey began in 2011 when he was handed a piece of “combat paper” and he knew he was holding something special.

The Marine veteran who served in Vietnam and trained as an artist said he “immediately

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