THE MOON'S PINK GLUE original paper collage

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Size & Details

Take a stroll into the dreamlike forest to chance upon a new friend. This stately grizzly bear – and his friends – are crafted from hand-cut vintage papers mounted on wood. Come, tour around, and examine the layers of curiosity hidden within the fur, feathers and snakeskin. Finished with modern wood frame.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 51" H x 51" W (framed)
  • Frame: metallic-black wood frame
  • Hardware: ready to hang with wire on back


I feel oftentimes like a misplaced traveler in a strange land. - Dolan Geiman

If you've ever seen the movie Dead Man by Jim Jarmusch, you might relate: I feel oftentimes like a misplaced traveler in a strange land. My waking life struggles to explain the daily rhythm to my dreamlife. I wake and taste the day, grasping at the fading technicolor dreamland, waving away the neighborhood miasma wafting through my windows. I want to conduct the day, to control it, like a teacher scratching out an algorithm on a charcoal chalkboard. When I talk I half expect birds and moths to fly out of my mouth and shatter my kitchen window, escaping into my backyard like a handful of confetti blown out of a shotgun. These pieces, these dream ingredients: A charred stump, a crimson serpent, a splash of bubblegum pink leaves... these are the products of an overactive brain and an overworked body, and this time they have finally come to fruition in a new piece.



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.


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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.