Many artists found on Artful Home have work that I find absolutely stunning. It’s rare, however, that an artist will enchant me with every single piece of art they create. Dolan Geiman is one of those rare artists whose aesthetic is so appealing to me that I would be thrilled to own any of his work. His prints are created on wood, which I find lovely, and Artful Home now represents many more original paper collages as well.
Bicycle notwithstanding, Dolan’s artwork is most often inspired by nature, with a western flair. Animals, cowboys, fish, and Native American figures all feature prominently. Dolan often creates mixed media work, using found articles of metal, wood, and paper to create incredible collages filled with color, down to the last feather or leaf.
The truly extraordinary thing about his work, however, is the detail. What might look like a painting from afar is actually a collage created from THOUSANDS of hand-cut pieces of paper, which are then painstakingly glued into place. I had the opportunity to see his work in person at Art Fair on the Square in Madison, WI, and was amazed. Walking closer and seeing more and more tiny pieces come into focus is an incredible experience. The amount of time and artistry that goes into a piece is astonishing, especially when considering that many pieces are quite large, some stretching out to 8 feet or more. Even Dolan’s metal work is created through cutting, layering salvaged pieces to create a sculpture.