ROCKY MOUNTAIN SENTINEL original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Large-scale moose collage combines painting with collage including a watercolor background of mountain landscape with hand-cut papers for moose's body.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 54" H x 70" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-built reclaimed metal with non-glare, UV plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-ring hangers on back


I have rendered my own visual definition in paper. - Dolan Geiman

I find Merriam-Webster's definition of this beautiful creature rather lacking, and so I have rendered my own visual definition in paper and watercolor -- a fully textured and rich mammal who stands surveying the land and perhaps, like all of us when we hang at the precipice of such a beautiful expanse, filled with awe and held there, dreamlike.



The spring months afforded me the opportunity to return to the moose sketch, started last summer, and finally bring to fruition! I am pleased to debut the completed work, a union of painting and collage techniques. The rustic hillside cabin and towering mountainscape were rendered in acrylic and watercolor; the moose and flora are hand-cut paper in my signature collage style.

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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.