I spent 8 busy months deployed to East Africa as a combat cameraman with the U.S. military. In the little bit of downtime I got, I used instant coffee in my Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) to draw memories from my time overseas.
I filmed a short video to share my creative process, using all the utensils found in an MRE to make art.
A self-portrait while drawing with MRE coffee out on our combat camera balcony in East Africa
I used the matches from the MRE to create texture and burn the edges
A drawing dedicated to the rescue squadron
Utensil packet found inside the MRE
Merry Christmas Mom, love from Africa
Other drawings I did
MRE instant coffee in a tin cup
Art from a video I produced capturing my MRE coffee painting process
A process video sharing my technique