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Field Trip - Bear Family Original Paper Collage

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Field Trip - Bear Family Original Paper Collage

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Description

Large-scale original Dolan Geiman paper collage features a mama bear with her cubs in a high-country mountain landscape. Discover all the intricate floral detail in the forest understory and the rich typographic detail in their fur coats. Finished with wood frame and Museum Plexi. Shown here with multiple shots showing the work in progress.

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  • Title: Field Trip (Collage)
  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 54" H x 66" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-assembled weathered brown wood frame with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-rings on back

The Process

I often wonder how closely I am being watched in the forest, how close by a quiet creature friend might be. On so many of my Colorado hikes, I have seen traces of bear friends, yet for all of the footprints and scratch marks, my encounters with these beautiful creatures remain preciously scarce. I wanted to capture some of their mystery, some of the unknown of their worlds: this piece highlights the calm, the quiet, the unknown and the unpredictable hidden in a field trip where mama takes cubs out to show them their world. I used repurposed vintage papers to craft the nuance in their coats - a hidden word, a secret phrase, just behind the next branch, waiting to be discovered.

Each Dolan Geiman collage is crafted from hand-cut vintage papers sourced over decades of exploration and careful categorizing, held dearly until the perfect piece arrives to claim their colors and texture. Learn more about the making of paper collages here.