FAWN AND PHOENIX original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Dolan's passion for vintage fabrics presents itself again in the latest in his guitar player series. Inspired by 1940’s era sundresses, this latest pattern hints at spring nights with its Casablanca meets California fawn and floral motifs. Fawn and Phoenix is the newest sugar skull lady of 2019. Size 56" x 46".

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Sizes: 56" H x 46" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-built salvaged tin frame with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-ring hangers on back
  • Read the inspiration behind this series and receive a first look at works like her: learn more.


Weeks and weeks go into the design of each dress pattern seen on the sugar skull portraits, often with multiple color iterations before landing upon the final design. The Fawn and Phoenix pattern is a particularly intricate construction, each petal and leaf, each squiggle, each circle, and then fawn hand-assembled with paper. No paint or ink was used.

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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.