Scarred for Life Veterans Project

Scarred for Life Veterans Project is a multi-faceted visual arts presentation and exhibition that honors the stories of American veterans. Los Angeles based artist Ted Meyer interviews wounded warriors, pulls body prints from their scarred skin, and documents the entire process with photography and video. The resulting portraits are powerful documents to the dedication, persistence, and humanity of our troops who have fought and sacrificed in both the 20th and 21st centuries. This website documents our on-going project. A major exhibition of the body prints, photography, video and written stories is planned at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, to open on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2015. The project will include a video documentary, catalog and performances based on the experiences of the veterans.

We are currently seeking partners, sponsors, and military participants for Scarred for Life Veterans Project.

Video: “Scarred for Life Veterans Project” filmed for KCET ArtBound in October of 2013. LyVell Gipson, wounded by an anti-personnel mine, tells his story to Ted in this moving portrait of bravery.