EX LIBRIS original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

All of your favorites take centerstage in this new figurative portrait artwork: a cute cat, a good book, a fresh glass of wine, and sassy fringe. This is the first collage of a blonde woman, sans sugar skull, with classic DG skirt: an intricately layered pattern of swans, scissors, and leaves. Watch as her face comes to life via Instagram.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 56" H x 46" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-built salvaged metal with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-rings on back


In our early years as a husband and wife team, we developed a fashion line and clothing revamping service called Rescued Clothing. This love for fashion design and vintage clothing patterns is showcased with Ex Libris's skirt. Untold hours go into sketching each cowgirl's outfit and the layered image juxtaposition of their dress and skirt patterns has become a signature element of this collage collection.

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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.