ASTER SONG original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Honoring the Colorado state bird and state butterfly, an original paper collage featuring a lark bunting with colorful local flora including aster and paintbrush.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 38.75" H x 30.75" W x 2" D (framed)
  • Frame: handmade ornate wood frame with non-glare, UV plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back


Aster Song was inspired by recent travels to the Raven's Nest SPLT preserve, a cause very near and dear to us. During our springtime visit, I was welcomed by a flock of lark buntings, the state bird of Colorado. Learn more about our efforts with SPLT to create a short-grass prairie habit and preserve which will be Bigger than Boulder in southeastern Colorado.

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.