thinking out loud

POSTED ON Monday, January 23, 2017 - 22:29

Drawing. Doing some visable thinking. I haven't been getting to the studio the past few days. That doesn't mean that I'm not thinking about or making art. I've been working on three ideas for Seeing Red presented by Heavy Bubble at ARTSPACE 1241

working the cafe
POSTED ON Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:14

Three of my Egyptian Waters drawings. Looking at some minor moisture damage. I have to test a blank sheet to see if I can make a repair. I want to get these framed for an upcoming show. Only a little wrinkle.

Egyptian Waters drawings
POSTED ON Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:35

A gift to me. Sad that my favorite art supply store is gone.

POSTED ON Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:21

For my most recent exchibition I created a series of drawings that are driven not by results but by process. Each of these drawings is made using the same ink, the same pen, the same unrelenting process. The results reveal themselves to be reminders of her meandering walks and joyful runs in the woods. The straight trunks making blurred lines that suggest motion, space, and time — a DNA image of being in the woods.

Being in the Woods exhibition in Philadelphia at Artspace 1241
POSTED ON Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 13:13

When you can't make it to your studio, you have to open up your art bag and work from your kitchen table. Some days this summer and autumn have been oppressively hot and getting excited about stepping out my apartment door has been exceptionally low.

kitchen table studio photo
POSTED ON Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 19:56

Four of the six drawings I have been working on in the Radical Warp Series. These four pieces are finished and I have two more to go.

I've begun to discover new ways to use my series of marks. Same marks different context. Vey interested in pursuing this direction with an additional series. Each series surprises me with its completion.


four new drawings in the Radical Warp Series, green
POSTED ON Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 14:24

I've been working on a number of sigle sheet books. They are very easy to work on no matter where I am. I can draw in cafes, on the beach, on the kitchen table, to name a few. I find making each one exciting and intriguing.

Each small book has a narative and a rhytmn of it's own.

I've included a couple photos of two different books. I'm continuing to make additional books and will have several available for view and sale at Philadelphia Open Studio Tours.


Another new single-sheet book by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 19:45

Can I wrap my drawing around the chimney and mantle? You bet I can. Protyping the hanging for my work. My drawing can be installed around corners.

I'm gathering all my hanging materials including epoxy to prepare pushpins for a metallic disc that can be a base for rare earth magnets.

POSTED ON Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:11

Getting out for a walk and stopping at a sidewalk cafe before temperatures made it into the eighties is my daily goal this late summer. Late summer leads to autumn and a very busy and serious season. It's open studio time in Philadelphia during October. I begin thinking about what new work I will have to offer and what projects I will be working on leading up to open studio

In my Moleskine I was making sure I had captured several ideas for drawings that came to me in a dream state. It always important to note what I can as thouroughly as possible for my next visit in the studio.

cafe and art planning
POSTED ON Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 13:48

In the studio or on the road I try to make little drawings. I love making small single-sheet books and carry one or two with me at all times. I'm almost finished with this book of rhythms. Using metallic ink and some opaque colors it is starting to take shape. 

These resemble embroidery or weaving with luminus thread. The result is a pleasant surprise worth exploring more.

I hope to have several of these at Open Studios in October.


metallic ink small book