CUSTOM TEXAS RANCH original paper collage

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Size & Details

Original paper collage commission for a Texas home. This collage features a historical family ranch on a sprawling landscape under a cloudy sky with longhorn cattle, cacti, and flora from Southern Texas.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 54.25" H x 66.25" W (framed)
  • Frame: finished in handmade salvaged tin frame with Museum Plexi
  • Residential commmission


A famous figure in southwest Texas history and a
distant relative of a Dolan Geiman collector, this client reached out to request a custom collage to commemorate this notable rancher-empresario, and to capture the vastness of the area’s recognizable landscape and industry.

Incorporating personal details like the family’s brand and nods to this corner of Texas via tiny snippets of maps strewn throughout the collage papers, this
heirloom piece will be handed down through generations, tying together where this clan has been with where it is going – all with the help of contemporary collage of vintage papers.



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.