BOBCAT original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Inspired by our forest's most elusive creatures, an original collage of bobcat rendered in blues and neutral with French text meaning "The Phantom of the Night".

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 41-5/8" H x 55-1/8" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-built salvaged wood
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back


The French influence comes from an old poet who used to sell poems on the street in Charlottesville, VA. I was living in an abandoned building at the time with some hobos and gutterpunks and used to sell my art on the street. So, I would visit the French guy for poetry. I found out later he was actually not from France but just made it all up, which I loved. The Bobcat image was inspired by my childhood growing up in the forests of VA (George Washington National Forest) where my father worked for the USDA Forest Service and where I later worked as Interpretive Naturalist. Great times in the woods, lots of mysterious things out there.

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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.