ACROSS THE GOLDEN MESA original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Original paper collage on wood of longhorn in western landscape with oil derrick, mesa in backdrop, old barbed wire fence, and red vintage truck. Size approx. 3' x 6.5' horizontal.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 37.25" H x 66.25" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-built salvaged metal with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-ring hangers on back


Across the Golden Mesa is constructed from hand-cut papers on wood panel. All of the papers are vintage, dating from the late 1800s through 1950s/1960s, and selected because of their printed color. When creating these works, I glean through vintage magazines, old ticket stubs, comic books, posters, calendars, and old maps, just to name a few sources. Once I have a good stockpile of these materials, I cut and layer them to create the imagery. Only the painted is background; all other detail is hand-cut paper.

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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.