NIGHT SCOUT original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Large Southwest / West Texas desert landscape art collage depicts cowboy on appaloosa horse riding under moon with saguaro cactus, red rocks, and scrub brush.

  • Title: Night Scout (Collage)
  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 56.5" H x 92.5" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-built salvaged metal
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-ring hangers


The moon is an oxblood silver, carved from the heavens. - Dolan Geiman

There is a peace that descends from the western sky at night. It drapes the landscape in an azure blanket as the night-birds cry out from somewhere down in the arroyo. The moon is an oxblood sliver carved from the heavens, whose glow reflects from the red desert rocks, lighting the way for the lone rider, the night scout.



Reminiscent of the western iconography of my youth, this large-scale work was created with thousands of vintage papers cut into individual pieces and collaged to wood. All highlights and outlines are still paper, not ink or paint.

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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.