Justseeds; Iraq Veterans Against War; Combat Papermakers.
War is Trauma.
New York: Justseeds/IVAW/Combat Papermakers, 2011. Limited Edition. Loose Sheets in Hand-made Paper Portfolio. "War is Trauma is co-sponsored by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative (a decentralized artist collective consisting of 26 printmakers in the US, Canada, and Mexico), Iraq Veterans Against the War (a veterans organization that has over 61 active chapters, including six on military bases, and a membership of over 1,700 veterans and active duty service members across the US, Canada, Europe, and Iraq), and Booklyn (an artists-run, non-profit, organization that specializes in providing educational institutions: artist/activist archives, limited edition and unique artists books, and works on paper. Booklyn also focuses on providing resources and alternative distribution networks for innovative, sustainable and socially conscious art projects.) War is Trauma is a print portfolio project that is co-organized by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Over 30 artists from Justseeds, IVAW, and their allies have each created a print that either addresses GI resistance or “Operation Recovery” – the IVAW campaign launched in 2010 that aims to stop the redeployment of traumatized troops, focus public attention towards Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma (MST), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Ultimately the campaign seeks to prevent the US military from waging war in the Middle East. War is Trauma prints are housed within a handmade paper cover from the Combat Paper Project –paper whose source material derives from military uniforms that veterans have cut into small pieces, mixed with water, and pulped into paper as part of the healing process." Fine in Fine Portfolio. Item #7603 Portfolio edition: 130, 34 prints in each set. Size of individual prints: 12" x 16" Print mediums: silkscreens, linocuts, and lithographs. Each portfolio is signed and numbered. Each print is on archival paper.