Dolan Geiman paper collages are composed from hundreds of intricately hand-cut vintage and salvaged paper elements into one-of-a-kind arrangements on wood. Each paper collage features its own set of paper elements, ensuring the uniqueness of the artwork through subtle variation in color and texture.
Contemporary Our Lady of Guadalupe with ornate floral crown and a family of swallows.
“I grew up on a farm, caught crickets and bailed hay, painted with mud, dug up civil war relics, listened to midnight mockingbirds. These are the ingredients of life that have stuck with me and have built the foundation for the artwork I set forth into the world.”
Dolan Geiman (b. 1977, Hermitage, VA) is a mixed-media artist specializing in the reuse of found materials (reclaimed wood, salvaged metal, vintage papers) to create highly textured and intricately detailed original art pieces. Previously employed as an Interpretive Naturalist for the USDA Forest Service, Geiman seeks to combine his interests in art-making with his studies of biology and American history.
Inspired by his longstanding fascination with the flora and fauna of his native Shenandoah Valley, country-western iconography, and folk and agrarian traditions, Geiman's expansive portfolio includes large-scale faux-taxidermy wall sculptures, elaborate paper collage portraits of classic American icons and Animalia, as well as a plethora of mixed media works.
Multilayered and rich in narrative, Dolan Geiman artwork weaves tales of foregone eras and untamed wilderness in an attempt to reignite our sense of adventure and wonder for the rugged American landscape.