AMERICAN HERITAGE COWBOY (BLUE) original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Large paper collage of Southwestern cowboy wearing midnight blue shirt and herringbone pattern vest. Finished with metal frame including gun + scorpion detail..

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 66" H x 54.25" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-built salvaged metal frame with gun and scorpion detail


Thinking back to the days of Palomino ponies... - Dolan Geiman

"As a child, my brother and I donned handkerchiefs and straw hats and with bone-handled pistols strapped hipside we tumbled down the grassy hill to tame the human sized thistles, whistling "...where the buffalo roam..." Thinking back to the days of palomino ponies, cattle branders, whip crackers, dust storms, campfire revelry and open skies, I decided to bring to life that raw American role model, the Cowboy."



Handwritten letters, pages from a ledger, elementary school workbooks...these are just a few of the found papers used in the making of my collages. Learn more about the collage process.

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.