COSMIC BISON original metal wall sculpture

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Metal cowgirl with sugar skull makeup wearing an emerald western shirt with bison shoulder detail, a vibrant sunset hat and citrus bandana. This tactile, 3D sugar skull Vaquera is a metal wall sculpture assembled from hand-cut recycled tin on wood background. Ready to hang with wire on back.

  • Medium: hand-cut metal applied to wood
  • Size: 43" H x 33" W x 2" D
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back
  • Part of a limited series each produced with a unique set of rescued materials


This gal, for a reason I cannot explain, felt like a long-lost friend. - Dolan Geiman

Have you ever come across a photo or a face and felt like you know someone, even though your mind tells you it is impossible you could? As this piece came together, I felt more and more like she might be someone I knew. Perhaps the details in her face, or the unique palette of her outfit that seemed to come together out of the ether, but this gal for a reason I cannot explain felt like a long-lost friend.

I consider myself lucky to cross paths with some of the most incredibly interesting humans, be it the helpful (and secretly very talented) stranger in a chance encounter while trying to find the perfect entrance to mountain trail, or while nose-deep in a new book at a bookstore after hours of searching for the right time, only to accidentally run into its author.



This gal was created using vintage and found metal I gathered up from all over the West and Southwest. I typically scavenge through old abandoned barns and ranches, even old dumps in the desert that have been sun bleached and windblown. I bring these scavenged materials back to my studio and start hand-cutting the metal with tin snips and metal shears, affixing each individually cut piece onto a wooden background to create the finished sculpture. This series of Vaqueras are inspired by Mexican and Western folklore, each of the gals serving as an inspirational badass protector for your home or ranch.

Read more about the inspiration behind the Vaquera Sudoeste series and sign up to receive first looks at pieces like her.

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 Metal Wall Sculpture

Contemporary assemblage mixed media artist Dolan Geiman uses intricately cut salvaged metal to create a different type of found object artwork in upcycled materials. These original artworks hang as highly tactile metal wall sculptures, echoing some of Dolan's other artworks available in paper collage. Bold in color and rich in detail, discover some of the atypical materials given new life for these metal creations, like car doors, kitchen utensils, oil cans and antique farming equipment.