thinking out loud

POSTED ON Monday, August 8, 2016 - 20:05

I've begun making some drawing in the same influence as drawings I made for the grass is greener show. This drawing also resembles drawings I made in my iPhone drawing-a-day project.

This week I'll cut some more musum board to make more.

metallic experiments begin
POSTED ON Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 11:14

Many new experiments in several small sketchbooks these days. When I open sketchbooks I don't have any expectations when I draw. I'm looking to keep my hand moving and my brain away from concious decisions even more so than when I am in the studio with a goal to make a drawing.

I have many, many different sketchbook, They have different paper and they are different sizes. Sometimes I use a whole sketchbook to investigate a kind of mark or a particular drawing substance or impliment.

graph drawings and their ghosts
POSTED ON Friday, May 27, 2016 - 16:00

I keep a number of single sheet blank books folded so that I can always grab one and start drawing. I took one off the shelf a day or so ago. I had made some marks previously and decided to buff them out.

It was great to draw with these metallic inks. Each layer blocks out the previous. Density and pattern revealed by the overlays. This is the current state of the book. It may be finished. I'll know the next time I look.

a new single sheet book by Stella Untalan
POSTED ON Friday, April 22, 2016 - 21:50

In June I will be showing my work with Brain David Dennis. This week we met for the second time to plot out our show at ARTSPACE1241. Our exhibition will be a conversation with my two dimensional work ( drawings on Yupo synthetic paper ) and his three dimensional work. The first site drawing was made in our planning meeting. We discussed lighting, installation, and viewer experience.

sketch book plan
POSTED ON Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:49

It all began with a gift of pens just a couple weeks ago. I have avoided using these Micro pens for quite some time because I relate them with work not artwork. But when given a gift of several pens I couldn't say no. I've embarked on another small drawing series that can be made while traveling or waiting; having coffee or tea; sitting inside or outside.

It's all about the line — it's all about the color

I look forward to showing them off at Open Studio this year.

drawing out of the studio
POSTED ON Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 19:20

It's absolutely better than I expected. Take a look at this wonderful vid by MASS MoCA. This is my favorite museum ever.

If you haven't been it's worth a trip. Drive and enjoy the wonderful mountains and nature.

Sol LeWitt at MASS MoCA
POSTED ON Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:30

When you have lots to do and no idea where to begin it's time for a cup of java and some experimentation. I pulled a couple new markers onto the worktable, grabbed a piece of Yupo and tested some marks that I like to use in different ways. 

I layed down a group of stripes in different directions and waited for them to dry. My expectation was to drag some sharp objects across the surface to scratch out some marks. I tried using some T pins I had close to hand. Surprise, the Yupo stubbornly held on to the ink. Well, ok that was a discovery I can use in the future.

Using markers to make new marks.
POSTED ON Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 12:18

Yesterday I spent a full day in the studio.

Today I have another long day. It feels as though it's been forever since I've been able to spend several hours at a time working. Today I picked up a lovely breakfast and headed to the studio to make a latte and contemplate my next move. Here's a smap of my breakfast while get the studio set up. Studio breakfast from ICI in old city

studio breakfast from ICI in old city
POSTED ON Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 13:51

I packed up my art gobag before the blizzard. It was essential that I be able to make drawings while the storm did its thing.

It was terrific to be sequestered with all my tools and sketchbooks and papers for days. Here are a couple pics of my unpacked bag spread out on the kitchen/dining table. It's days later and I still have the pop up studio working. It's wonderful to be able to make work at home too.

So now I am designing a small space that I can have drawing supplies here all the time and make my smallest drawings and books here.

my tools in my pop up studio
POSTED ON Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 19:27

Working on two book simultaneously.

These are two of the books I am working on for RiTUAL Reading Room. I'm working on several ideas at once. The book on the left is about obliterating and revealing through repetitive mark-making, 

The second book is an expression of my measurement work. Each dip of the pen makes a new field of color on each page.

I'm still working on both of these. I'll know more as I draw. 

Books for RiTUAL Reading Room