SASKATOON SEASON original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Large-scale paper collage features a mama bear and her two cubs venturing out of their den into the spring wildflowers, with hand-painted evergreen trees and mountains in the background. Contemporary Western art merges hand-cut paper with painting. Finished in handmade salvaged tin frame and Museum Plexi.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 54.25" H x 66" W (framed)
  • Frame: finished in handmade salvaged tin frame with Museum Plexi
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-ring hangers on back


The river wrapped around the ankles of the mountain in a languid S curve, its naked banks showing off the deep clear water, and we followed this curve up into the foothills with our fishing gear in tow. Soon it was midday, we were deep into the forest, and the river had sobered up, now feeling more creek-like with its banks getting tighter and its water shallower. The riparian shoulders of the creek were covered in pitchpine and berrybush, creating a dense barrier between land and water that obstructed our view while protecting us as we waded along our watery path.

As we climbed the stony staircases laid out in the creek, jumping from boulder to boulder, we got a glimpse of a small cabin, and setting our fishing aside we decided to venture into the piney woods. As we stepped onto the riverbank we heard the muffled sounds of animals nearby, and turning towards the cabin we were surprised to find ourselves in the middle of a berry picnic, complete with bear cubs and mother bear watching protectively nearby. We captured the moment in our memory and, sneaking silently backwards, returned to the river and back down to the valley.



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.