CUSTOM CACTUS AND ROADRUNNER original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Original paper collage commission for a Texas home. Features a desert landscape replete with cacti, butterflies, roadrunner, owl and other feathered friends.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 64" H x 36" W (framed)
  • Frame: vintage frame sourced from India
  • Residential commmission


Roadrunner, great horned owl and cardinal.

This contemporary desert-themed paper collage was loosely based on a previous Dolan Geiman piece, stitching together elements this private client loved into one unique composition. Roadrunner, Great Horned Owl and Cardinal all stand in for family members, while two butterflies (a significant motif) dance around the cactus in bloom. It is not uncommon for a custom artwork to begin by spring-boarding off a previous piece, generating ideas and momentum for something new.

Explore Dolan’s collage portfolio to find your favorite, then get in touch to start the process of having your
very own custom artwork created.



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.

CUSTOM CACTUS AND ROADRUNNER original paper collage
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.