MAMA MADE (MIDNIGHT) original paper collage

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Size & Details

Original paper collage of a brunette woman wearing a vibrant skirt crafted from vintage postage stamps with a bold hat and elaborate leather and turquoise jewelry. Contemporary western figurative artwork. All hand-cut paper. Finished in handmade salvaged tin frame and Museum Plexi.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 54" H x 44.75" W (framed)
  • Frame: finished in handmade salvaged tin frame with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-rings on back


The people who move around after the shops close, those are my people. - Dolan Geiman

She told me I was born at midnight. I guess that means I'm predisposed to being a night owl, which has turned out to be pretty accurate.

I can't seem to sit still. I'm always moving, travelling, searching and finding and searching some more. Most of my friends think it's funny that I love to visit new cities - at night. Never in the daytime. I think the night is when the city lets its hair down, takes off its tie, kicks off its shoes.

The people who move around after the shops close, those are my people. They dress differently - proudly - and sing out loud and make up the words they can't remember.

My dress? Oh, she made it for me. I know, right? She said she wanted me to tell her stories from all of the places I've been and she was going to stitch those into this dress. I think she nailed it.



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.

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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.