Dolan Geiman is a nationally recognized collage artist specializing in the reuse of materials found in the wild including vintage paper, reclaimed wood and salvaged metal. Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Dolan Geiman’s formative years were defined by outdoor adventures. The flora and fauna, found curiosities, and homestead spirit still define Geiman’s tactile creations. Though best known for his detailed paper collages and faux taxidermy metal sculptures, Geiman’s mediums span painting, screen-print, and functional sculpture. Multilayered and rich in narrative, Geiman’s artwork weaves a love for folktales, myths, and the natural world in an attempt to reignite our sense of adventure and wonder for the rugged American landscape.
In an effort to off-set the carbon footprint created by supply and product shipments as well as travel for art fairs, Dolan Geiman has joined Carbonfree Small Business Partnership Program. Protection of wildlife and its natural habit, a theme central to Geiman’s artwork, is also a primary focus since moving to Colorado. To this end, Dolan Geiman supports local organization Southern Plains Land Trust. SPLT is the steward of a shortgrass prairie habitat and preserve that covers 32,000 acres in southeastern Colorado.
“Incorporating eco-friendly practices into our business has been a natural process since its inception. For Dolan, the idea of taking things and repurposing them was an ideological current passed down from generation to generation for a family living in a rural community. Those tenants provided a solid foundation to build a career as a found object and mixed media collage artist, satisfying a deep-rooted appreciation for turning the discarded and ordinary into the extraordinary.
Today, as our company grows and we ship more and more artwork across the country, our goal has been to deepen this commitment beyond upcycling. Carbonfund has been a wonderful ally to reduce our footprint, prioritize reforestation efforts, and help protect the flora and fauna so integral to Dolan’s work.” – Ali Marie Geiman, Owner and Studio Director