STELLER'S JAY original mixed media wall sculpture


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Size & Details

Size & Details

A three-dimensional bird sculpture featuring a vibrant blue steller's jay.This mountain jay sits atop a carefully-woven nest of reclaimed, repurposed and upcycled vintage metals, mounted in a salvaged metal vessel, riddled with markings from target practice, scooped from the woods of Colorado. Ready to hang with a cleat on the back.

  • Medium: hand-cut industrial metal with found objects housed in salvaged metal vessel
  • Dimensions: 29.5" H x 23" W x 14.5" D
  • Hardware: ready to hang with cleat on back
  • Part of a limited series each produced with a unique set of rescued materials


The Steller’s Jay is a bold fellow, long-crested and inquisitive. Native to western North America, they make their homes in the coniferous forests of the Rocky Mountains. Their nests are “a bulky cup of stems and leaves,” foraged from high in the trees and low on the ground, a pastime we share. Inspired by this kinship, this sculptural rendition of the mountain jay was built from leather and metal, fringed and painted. I consider his nest and gather my materials: discarded machinery, fencing and wire collected on a solo wander, metal scraps salvaged from abandoned buildings, decorative trays and treasures revived from forgotten attics, and leather echoing the purpose of its pastime. The sticks, mud, and pine are transposed into metal, wood, and wire, and with each woven layer the dwelling is reinforced.

This nest making process becomes a window into the experience of the bird. How rare it is to glimpse the inner workings of a creature, to imagine the primal blueprints and behaviors of shelter making and eventual repose. It occurs that the fortification and adornment of “home,” transcends species, even phylum. Shelter, in all its forms, is a point of connection for Animalia, and this plumed guide grants access to his version of home.

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.