The art of Dolan Geiman
My artwork represents the intersection of my rural, Southern upbringing with my love for storytelling and found objects. I handcraft each work from the array of materials I’ve been salvaging and collecting since I was a child. My portfolio is vast, styles and mediums quite varied, but most of my artwork could fall under the categories of collage and/or assemblage. Lately, I’ve been producing large-scale paper collage portraits of American icons and Animalia entirely from hand-cut vintage paper elements. I like to spend time reminiscing on the past while flipping through the pages of decades forgotten magazines, intently searching for the perfect shape, color, or texture within a periodical’s pages to add to my archive of collage elements. I’ve become increasingly precise and intricate over the years; my latest large-scale paper collages feature thousands of individually hand-cut pieces.