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Originals

FIELD TRIP original paper collage

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Originals

FIELD TRIP original paper collage



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Description

Large-scale original Dolan Geiman paper collage features a mama bear with her cubs in a high-country mountain landscape. Discover all the intricate floral detail in the forest understory and the rich typographic detail in their fur coats. Finished with wood frame and Museum Plexi. Shown here with multiple shots showing the work in progress.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 54" H x 66" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-assembled weathered brown wood frame with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-rings on back

The Process

I often wonder how closely I am being watched in the forest, how close by a quiet creature friend might be. On so many of my Colorado hikes, I have seen traces of bear friends, yet for all of the footprints and scratch marks, my encounters with these beautiful creatures remain preciously scarce. I wanted to capture some of their mystery, some of the unknown of their worlds: this piece highlights the calm, the quiet, the unknown and the unpredictable hidden in a field trip where mama takes cubs out to show them their world. I used repurposed vintage papers to craft the nuance in their coats - a hidden word, a secret phrase, just behind the next branch, waiting to be discovered. Learn more about the making of paper collages here.

Understanding Limited Series

Each work in Dolan Geiman’s portfolio is unique and hand-crafted. Some are one-of-a-kind pieces while others are reiterations of a recurring theme, denoted as Limited Series throughout the site.

Each piece in a Limited Series is created with a inimitable collection of found materials so that no two are exactly alike. Iterations will vary slightly in color, pattern, typography and frame; each is crafted in a limited quantity and without a predetermined edition numbering.