COUNTRY MUSIC DONE CHANGED original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Original paper collage features a cowboy wearing a chain stitched embroidery western jacket featuring birds, cacti and floral details with acoustic guitar in hand. Contemporary Western art merges paper collage with painting and ink transfer techniques.

  • Medium: vintage papers, ink transfer, and acrylic on wood
  • Size: 49.75" H x 37.75" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-assembled metallic-brown float frame
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back


This inspiration for this fellow comes from my studio music, which tends to be wide-ranging... - Dolan Geiman

If you thought Gram Parsons Nudie Suit was dope (literally and figuratively), check out this dude's threads. The inspiration for this fellow comes from my studio music which tends to be wide ranging but has its roots in country, psychedelic, blues, and bluegrass. Songs ranging from Captain Beefheart's 'Shiny Beast Bat Chain Puller' to Eddie Noack's 'Psycho' to the Byrds 'Wasn't Born to Follow' to....well, you get the picture. This piece is entitled 'Country Music Done Changed' and is a commentary on the riffs between classic country and new country music in the late 60's/early 70's in Nashville. Many of the old school and established musicians were taking sides, either for or against the hippies and newer outlaw musicians such as Parsons and some fellow named Waylon....

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.