For two millennia, humankind has created paper by hand. Whatever the intention behind the paper, be it to represent wealth, to carry spirituality, or to convey messages, every fiber that goes into the making of paper has a story to tell.
Today, Peace Paper works to empower healing arts
communities by introducing collaborative art processes that
foster positive forward thinking, enhanced communication,
and peaceful reconciliation.
Through hand papermaking,
writing, book and printmaking activities, we work together to
transform significant articles of clothing into works of art that
broadcast personal stories, mutual understanding and
Utilizing an age-old technique of making paper by hand
(from old garments and/or cloth), participants use both
traditional and contemporary applications of the paper arts.
Once their paper is made, it becomes the foundation for
expressive content in the form of hand drawn images, text, photographs, and/or prints - as a
means of telling their individual stories. Participants do not need any prior experience with these
The activities culminate with an exhibit of handmade paper, pulp paintings, pulp prints and
broadsides (sheets of handmade paper with a printed message on the front), made throughout
Peace Paper Project has been collaborating with art studios, universities, and civic centers
across the globe. Peace Paper harnesses local creative resources as a means of building
connections between participants and their communities. These connections promote sustained
artistic expression as well as an enduring sense of personal confidence and accomplishment