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CELESTIAL QUEEN original paper collage



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Size & Details

Size & Details

Original paper collage featuring Our Lady of Guadalupe with ornate metallic crown with a star and moon aura. Contemporary Virgin Mary Art. All hand-cut paper. Finished in handmade salvaged tin frame and Museum Plexi. Additional photos upon request.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 46.25" H x 38.25" W (framed)
  • Frame: handmade salvaged tin frame with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back
Story

Story

The night sky created a halo of rippling moons and stars. - Dolan Geiman

She sat on a tree branch, wider than her body, and as her legs swung gracefully beneath her robe, she meditated on the river below. The trout moved gently, like paper tissues in the soft taffy water. Her countenance was mirrored in the water’s surface and, around her head, the night sky created a halo of rippling moons and stars.

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.