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American Heritage Collection: Bison
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American Heritage Collection: Bison

Mixed-Media Wall Art

Created by Dolan Geiman
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A textured vintage paper collage on wood panel features the American Bison (buffalo) rendered in blues and creams with calligraphic text in a handmade salvaged metal frame. This work is part of a limited collection each produced by hand with a unique set of vintage collage papers all hand-cut with scissors. Ready to hang, signed and dated by artist on the front.

In detail, the first step in the process is creating an underlayer of papers. This base layer, adhered to the wood panel, often includes pages from old songbooks, hymnals, or heavily typographic material. The background is then whitewashed with acrylic paint while allowing details of the collage underlayer to peek through the painted surface. For example, you might see musical notes from the songbook pages as seen in the background detail view. Customers may suggest their preference for more or less collage detail showing through in the background as shown in the two background detail views. The white background is the only part of the finished collage that is painted; all the other colors in the composition are the actual colors of the vintage papers. This search, selection, and sorting of papers by color is another time-intensive part of the collage making process. Each and every piece of paper is cut by hand with a regular old pair of scissors, even the smallest detail of an animal's fur or figure's clothing. Once the collage has been completed, the piece is coated with a subtle, archival matte finish produced by a company that specializes in products for collage artists and then finished with a frame hand-built from reclaimed wood or salvaged metal.
Dimensions: 38″ H x 46″ W
This piece ships on or before: Mon, Jan 11, 2016
Shipping charge (based on items in My Basket): $100.00
Due to the time required to make this artwork, this item cannot be delivered before 12/25. However, you can still give this item as a gift with an Art Gift Folder. You can also give an Artful Home e-gift certificate.
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Dolan Geiman

"I collect like a scientist, I talk like a preacher, I sing like a sailor, and I make art like a farmer, planting ideas and getting my hands dirty every day."

Working from an industrial warehouse on Chicago's South side, Dolan Geiman attempts to capture the images and sentiments of his Southern upbringing in painting, collage, silkscreen, and found object assemblage. Blending rural iconography with contemporary techniques, Geiman's work exemplifies his artistic tagline--Contemporary Art with a Southern Accent.

Descending from a long-line of creative explorers and recycling gurus, Geiman's original artwork uses almost 100% recycled materials, from salvaged billboards and sugar sacks to hand-cut papers from vintage outdoors magazines. Works range from intimate collages under glass to large-scale silkscreen paintings on wood, presenting a body of work that is nostalgic, textural, and infused with both folk and pop art traditions. A green artist and business, Geiman works from a sustainably renovated warehouse in Chicago, where he collects and organizes a list of supplies that reads like the contents of a 1950's thrift shop.

Trained mostly by his mother, a watercolor artist born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Geiman attributes his desire to create to her constant encouragement. Added to this mix was his experience growing up with a father who worked for the Forest Service, allowing Geiman to spend his summers with his brother and sister exploring the forests of western Virginia.

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