QUILTED WRANGLER (COWBOY) original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Original paper collage features a cowboy wearing colorful fringe jacket with saguaro cactus in the distance. Contemporary Western art merges paper collage with painting and ink transfer techniques. Companion cowgirl also available.

  • Medium: vintage papers and acrylic on wood
  • Size: 50.25" H x 36.75" W x 2" D (framed)
  • Frame: hand-assembled metalic brown float frame
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back


These pieces are a connection to a missed memory -- a fleeting dream that maybe wasn't a dream... - Dolan Geiman

These pieces are about a connection to a missed memory--a fleeting dream that maybe wasn’t a dream. Did we really ride out of Durango with the sagebrush on our shins, the aspen in our hair, the bison wrangler holding steady to her lead line? Did we really crouch low in the crisp fall morning canyon, the smell of cigarette smoke and gunpowder on Grandad's hunting jacket? Did we really meet him at the saguaro lounge, the roadsmith selling butterflies in jars out of the back of a rusted Pontiac? Our stories are still there but the memory is fuzzy, faded, vintage.



The background was hand-painted with acrylic on wood panel. The cowboy's jacket was constructed from hand-cut vintage papers, each and every detail cut with scissors. The cactus and his face use image transfer techniques learned during my printmaking days in collage and thereafter.

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Limited Series

Limited Series

Each work in Dolan Geiman’s portfolio is unique and hand-crafted. Works indicated with “limited series” are reiterations of a recurring theme or concept.

A Certificate of Authenticity is available upon request.

  • Each piece in a limited series is created with an inimitable collection of found materials: no two are exactly alike, although they may look similar at a glance.
  • Details, colors, specific materials, typography and frame will differ from work to work.

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Dolan Geiman Paper Collages

Dolan's signature paper collage artwork celebrates America's West and Southwest. Color, composition, and detail come to life in hand-cut vintage materials, many salvaged in Dolan's cross-country travels.

Creating the original collage starts with a wood panel. Dolan pulls vintage sheet music from his vast collection and applies these to the wood, first with glue, then with a top layer of whitewash paint. In many prints, this background layer of sheet music peeks through.

Next, Dolan draws the outline for the original collage in graphite atop the sheet music.

Dolan returns to his extensive trove of collected papers – think magazines, antique textbooks, handwritten letters salvaged from abandoned farmsteads - and begins pulling the ideal colors for the piece. He cuts each piece of material by hand and carefully layers into the artwork. These collages are carefully crafted from thousands of small papers: no two are exactly alike.

Dolan's paper collages are finished in a handmade frame constructed from salvaged metal or a modern, minimal wood or metal frame.