RIVER SAINT HERON original metal wall sculpture

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Size & Details

Size & Details

A wall sculpture of a great blue heron memorialized in hand-cut salvaged metal on painted music sheet wood backing. Finished with contemporary wood frame with metallic finish.

  • Medium: salvaged metal on wood
  • Size: 41.75" H x 29.75" W x 2.75" D (framed)
  • Frame: silver wood frame
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back
  • Part of a limited series each produced with a unique set of rescued materials


Most of my metal collages begin with an iteration first created in paper. The original River Saint was a paper collage created to celebrate the Great Blue Heron. I enjoy the unique challenge of translating a detailed paper collage into a metal version. Like with the original paper collage, the metal version of River Saint began with a background of vintage papers affixed to a wood panel and lightly white-washed. Then, I created the collage using a variety of hand-cut salvaged metals.

Cutting and collaging these metals by hand is much more challenging than with paper and does limit some of the possible detail, as you can see in the botanical accents. But, using metal gives the resulting artwork a fascinating texture, tactile quality and heavier presence in the room. The reflective quality of the metal pulls in light and literally demands attention. Each metal piece of the collage must be affixed to the back with small screws. It’s a grueling but rewarding process.

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 Metal Wall Sculpture

Contemporary assemblage mixed media artist Dolan Geiman uses intricately cut salvaged metal to create a different type of found object artwork in upcycled materials. These original artworks hang as highly tactile metal wall sculptures, echoing some of Dolan's other artworks available in paper collage. Bold in color and rich in detail, discover some of the atypical materials given new life for these metal creations, like car doors, kitchen utensils, oil cans and antique farming equipment.