FORGET ME NOT (72" EDITION) original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Original paper collage artwork of a Native American Woman with floral and feather headdress accompanied by a swirling symphony of birds in flight. All hand-cut paper. Finished in handmade salvaged modern metallic frame.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 41" H x 72.5" W (framed)
  • Frame: finished in modern metallic silver wood frame with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-rings on back


A reminder of the need to advocate for indigenous culture and ensure its... sovereignty and celebration. - Dolan Geiman

Crafted from thousands of pieces of hand-cut, salvaged vintage papers, it is my hope that works like Forget Me Not serve as a reminder for non-Native populations of the need to advocate for indigenous culture and ensure its continued vibrancy, sovereignty and celebration here in the West and nationwide. The imagery celebrates Indian Country but also reflects on ways to return power to the indigenous population.



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.

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.