CUSTOM PEACOCK original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Large-scale original paper collage commission for a Texas beach house. Features a vibrant peacock with his beautiful feather plumage on display.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 60.25" H x 80" W (framed)
  • Frame: handmade salvaged tin frame with Museum Plexi
  • Residential commission


Every detail hand-cut from vintage papers.

Rendered in paper and paint for a repeat original buyer in Houston, this oversized (6.5' wide!) peacock was a first for Dolan in this subject matter. Each individual feather and minute detail, down to the peacock's vibrant indigo body, was hand-cut from vintage papers and applied to a wooden background. This large-scale collage mirrors the sophisticated furnishings in the client’s dining room and provides a colorful anchoring point in modern, neutral interior.



Each Dolan Geiman collage is crafted from hand-cut vintage papers sourced over decades of exploration and careful categorizing, held dearly until the perfect piece arrives to claim their colors and texture. Learn more about the making of paper collages here.


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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.