MOUNTAIN LION original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Large collage art for the modern cabin features mountain lion standing on rocks. Created from thousands of cut papers in fringe style like fur.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 55" H x 67" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-built salvaged metal with branch and pine cone accents
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-ring hangers


One wintery night, he was awoken by a piercing scream... - Dolan Geiman

One of the most disputed inhabitants of the Appalachian region is the mountain lion. My father is an avid storyteller and among his tales was his own encounter with the elusive big cat. One wintery night he was awoken by a piercing scream, the sound of a woman dying, just outside his front door. He finally worked up the courage to open the door just in time to see a large feline creature dash back into the woods. This collage celebrates the phantom of the Appalachia, the cougar, panther, mountain lion, puma, and its many, many other names.

Story of the Mountain Lion, Dolan Geiman 2014

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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.