Being in the military for over 10 years I've collected a lot of stuff. Deployment after deployment I get more and more uniforms and I found that I cannot get rid of them, for practical and emotional reasons. First off, the military doesn't want them back because we are issued the latest and greatest (uniforms are always changing). We can't donate or sell them, (for legal reasons) so we are forced to shred and throw them away. I don't want to throw them away because they are meaningful to me. I've grown so much as a person and traveled the world in these uniforms. I've been at my best and my worst in them and I felt that I needed to figure out a way to commemorate them.
This project is ongoing. I cut up the uniforms and reconstructed the camouflage into flowing typography. I want the words to be meaningful and not necessarily decipherable to everyone at first. As an artist in the military, people aren't able to decode who I really am right away, and I think that goes for others in the military as well.