WILLOW GARDEN original paper collage

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Size & Details

Size & Details

Southern parlor style large scale original collage art featuring willow tree, horses, clouds, swallows, and swans. Refined work for French country interiors.

  • Medium: vintage papers on wood
  • Size: 66.75" H x 54.75" W (framed)
  • Frame: hand-built reclaimed wood
  • Hardware: ready to hang with D-ring hangers on back


... each scene was always framed by weeping willows. - Dolan Geiman

My grandmother had this sprawling Southern staircase in her foyer, leading up and up into her Southern farmhouse. The room always smelled like lilac and the walls were lined in Southern toile wallpaper, with decadent scenes of Southern pastoral euphoria: swans gliding lazily through the air, people dipping buckets into wells of sweet spring water, men lazily fishing, and each scene was always framed by weeping willows.



This multi-layered work includes a background of hymnal and vintage book pages with collaged horse, swan, swallow, and willow tree imagery below hand-cut metal clouds made from old barn roofing. Learn more about the collage 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 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.