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Size & Details

Size & Details

Original paper collage from the Western Daughters Series features a lady picking at her banjo in the western slopes with her horse in the distance. Contemporary Western art merges hand-cut paper collage with painting. Finished with wood frame and Museum Plexi.

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  • Medium: vintage papers and acrylic on wood
  • Size: 44" H x 36" W (framed)
  • Frame: contemporary wood frame with Museum Plexi; natural woodgrain with clean, white edge
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back


A lot of good people have done gone on, that's my life when I sing this song about back in the Goodle Days. - John Hartford

John Hartford used to play the banjo and preach a little. Here’s the lyrics to one of his songs which served as a partial inspiration for this work. There’s more to the story but I’ll leave that open for speculation.

“One day about twenty-five years from now, When we've all grown old from a-wondering how, Oh we'll all sit down at the city dump, And talk about the Goodle Days. Oh you'll pass the joint and I'll pass the wine, And anything good from a-down the line. A lot of good things went down one time, Back in the Goodle Days. And the Good Old Days are past and gone. A lot of good people have done gone on. That's my life when I sing this song about Back in the Goodle Days Sometimes I get to thinkin' that we're almost done, And there ain't nothin' left that we can figure out. And I guess it must have seemed a lot more like that Back in the Goodle Days, But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go. There's always somebody don'tcha know, A-hangin' round a-sayin' "Well I told you so", Back in the Goodle Days. And the Good Old Days are past and gone. A lot of good people have done gone on. That's my life when I sing this song about Back in the Goodle Days Oh we'll all join hands and we'll gather round, When that old guitar starts to make that sound. A lot of good things went down downtown, Back in the Goodle Days. Squeezin' love with the people that we hadn't even met, Out for anything that we could get. Oh we did it then and we'll do it yet, Back in the Goodle Days.”

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.