OLD SOUL original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

The Indigo Mountain bison collage features an American Bison against a background of hand-painted, jeweled-toned mountains. Mountain Modern art merges hand-cut paper collage with painting. Finished in handmade salvaged tin frame and Museum Plexi.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 54" H x 66.25" W (framed)
  • Frame: finished in handmade salvaged tin frame with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-ring hangers on back


... catching their furry coats on the lichens and mosses of the underworld and dragging the colors of the underground rainbows up to the grassy plains. - Dolan Geiman

Ten million years ago the first herd of bison found a crack in the earth and sprinted through it, up towards the sun, catching their furry coats on the lichens and mosses of the underworld rocks and dragging the colors of the underground rainbows up to the grassy plains. They ran as fast as they could, and when they came to a rock wall they butted their heads against it and broke it into four hundred craggy pieces creating the Rocky Mountains. Water rushed from the broken rocks and created the rivers of the plains, and the bison made their homes here, eating the lush grasses and running wild in the shadow of the mountains. At least that's the story I heard from the Mountain Monarch.....



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.

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.