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honoria in ciberspazio

gallery + reflections

Situationism and Futurism
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Futurism and the Technological Imagination.
(Avant-Garde Critical Studies)Nov 30, 2009
by Gunter Berghaus

I bet UT art library has this book.

Stories for boxes of Flaneuse paintings
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Color Mammal Box
Flaneuse Exhibition
Spellerberg Projects in Lockhart, TX

Zen Chicken Box
The zen chickens are inspired by the great and fun zen calligrapher, Alok Hsu Kwang-han.  Alok's videos inspire me to create and meditate in Sumi ink.  Another inspiration is Expressive Drawing by Steven Aimone.  I am inspired by chickens themselves, and my favorite breed of chicken is the silkie.

The Fashion Box
Croquis are elongated and idealized figures.
Fashion gives croquis a reason to be.
Fashion projects or hides who we are inside.

Pacific Ocean Box
The Pacific beaches are dramatic places with big waves, rocks, cliffs, and spray.
The Pacific shore pulls you towards it, even as it shows you a strong element of danger.
I sit by the Pacific on the beach or above, on the cliffs, and let paint react to the changing moods of the ocean.

Atlantic Ocean Box
The Atlantic shores on the coast of middle and southern Florida are restful and joyful.
The Atlatic Ocean paintings are summer vacationy and engage in Latin rhythms.
The Atlantic Ocean work includes the bright pastels typical of my home town, Miami.
I paint with sea water and pelican feathers.

The Grid Box
Grids beat a rhythm of repeated shapes.
Inside the shapes different colors of soluble pigments flow together to form poetic combinations within each shape in the grid.
You could say that the combination of rhythm and poetry make a color song.

In design the grid is a key tool used to customize layouts on and off the web.

The Abstract Box
The word abstract means to separate something from something else.
Abstract art doesn't represent a person or an object.
However, abstract art can represent or evoke an emotion or mood. .
Abstract painting is like haiku, you distill and take away until the composition is complete.

You may recognize a thing or figure in the Abstract Box.
But what you recognize is really in your imagination as much as in the painting.
Ask another visitor if they see what you see in an abstract painting.

The Flowers Box
Walk around your neighborhood with India ink or a marker.
Draw the little plants you find all around you.
In spring the plants bloom.
Many other artists, in many cultures, in many styles, have painted flowers.
My favorite flower-painting artist is Emile Nolde.
Nolde's poppies and anenomes are beyond belief.

Young Corn Box
The young corn was growing in a field in Elgin.
I set up in the field and drew all these paintings in 2 sessions in 2014.
The corn grows so quickly.
My goal is to capture the vitality of the crop in its youthful plantlife.

Color Mammals Box
Color mammals explore different combinations of watercolors as they diffuse into each other in short strips.
Paint strips of colors next to each other in a stack.
What if you add legs, neck, head, and tail?
Some of the mammals look like skinny llamas and others look like giraffes.
They are simply color mammals.

The Birds Box
I grew up in Florida surrounded by water and water birds.
My Uncle Laddie (James McGibbon Brown) taught me to paint.
Uncle Laddie painted the waterfowl of the everglades and was especially into egrets.
I have waterfowl and watercolor in my heritage.
These waterfowl paintings question the interactions of positive and negative space, like seeing things in the murk of the swamp.

Rock Art Box
Visit the Pecos Seminole Canyon.
I used powdered pigment and thick texture medium to capture the texture of the rock walls of the pictographs.
The meanings of the original paintings are buried with the people who painted them.
My paintings are interpretations, not copies.

The Circles Box
A circle is a completion.
A zen circle is a meditation.
Circles connect or bubble-bounce against each other.

Animals from the sea and the land.
Animals from the zoo.
Pets in the homes of my friends.

Big Bend Box
I use the colors, shapes, and textures we find in Big Bend.
I am also inspired by the art community in Marfa and the minimalist art in the galleries.
Yes, I saw and painted the Marfa Lights.

Galveston Beach Box
Hot sand and waves.
Sea birds.
Nearby the International Space Station is guided.

SXSW Interactive Box
Every year thousands of people come to Austin to explore and promote the next networked thing.
I make art-notes inspired by the interconnected energies converging at the convention.

iPad Drawings Box
Paper53 is a drawing app.
Did you know your tablet and your smart phone is also a sketchbook?
Download a drawing app today!
Send illustrated texts filled with lively lines, shapes, and colors.

The Marty Mix Box
Spellerberg Projects asked for a collection of images to use to create invitation post cards.
These images were scanned and 10 of them printed.
200 postcards went out to you and you came to the show.

The Uncategorized Box
This box holds drawings and paintings that don't fit into the other categories.
Look for animals and ghost chairs.

The Over-Size Box
This box holds a mix of paintings.
What do they have in common?
They are larger than 5x7 inches.

Press Release Draft - Comments welcome
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Honoria Starbuck
Spellerberg Projects

Flaneuse: Wander Art of Honoria Starbuck
January 16 – March 12, 2015
By appointment
Artist’s reception 
Saturday, January 16, 5pm
Spellerberg Projects is proud to present Flaneuse, a dynamic installation of small-format paintings by American artist Honoria Starbuck.
The works in this exhibition are the product of the artist as flaneuse, maneuvering through contemporary life and art history. Starbuck’s inspiration flows from the earliest of mark-making gestures, prehistoric cave painting, through art history to present day practices such as digital painting via tablet computers. The pieces explore color, shape and the interaction of materials, with subjects ranging from observed nature, abstract forms and fashion.
Paintings by Honoria Starbuck
The exhibition is a site-specific dynamic installation, conceived by the artist for the storefront gallery at Spellerberg Projects. Gazing in the windows of the gallery, the viewer sees dozens of small-format artworks displayed on a rail along the gallery walls. Upon entering the space, she encounters a cabinet containing hundreds of paintings, organized by theme. A white-gloved attendant invites her to select a set of work to display, then replaces the paintings on the rail with those of her choosing. This installation format is inspired by that of the Lithuania Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale, held in 2011.
"Visitors select boxes of art to display. I never know what will be shown in the gallery space at any given time. There are thousands of possible configurations directed by visitor choice," Starbuck observes.
The artist’s choice of the 5 × 7 inch postcard-sized format derives from her long-term engagement with Mail Art, a populist artistic practice centered on sending small scale works through the postal service. Originally practiced by the Fluxus artists of the 1950s and 60s, Mail Art has since developed into a thriving global movement.
About Honoria Starbuck
Honoria Starbuck received an interdisciplinary Ph.D in communications, fine arts, and education from the University of Texas, Austin. She has been a member of the global Mail Art Network for over twenty five years and her work has shown in festivals, museums, galleries and private settings around the world. She teaches at the Art Institute of Austin, and has taught art and design with the Austin Museum of Digital Art and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Starbuck serves on the advisory board of SXSW Edu and the programming board of SXSW Interactive.
Related Program
This exhibition is complemented by New Year, New Color!, a family-friendly art-making experience in which Starbuck will lead participants in making their own 5 × 7 inch postcard-sized paintings.
What is a Flaneuse?
The word flâneur refers to the nineteenth century French man depicted by writers such as Balzac and Baudelaire. He was a dashing young gentleman whose literary prowess allowed him to describe and analyze social customs, commerce and politics in the modernizing city. The idea of being a flâneur, someone who walks the streets observing city life, is key to our understanding of the urban, and of art, from the late nineteenth century onwards.
Historians typically portray the flâneur as an exclusively male identity. Nineteenth century urban women were assumed to have been passive, objectified, and exploited; not active participants in the burgeoning capitalist marketplace. For example, author Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin had to disguise herself as a man and use the pseudonym “George Sand” in order to walk the streets of Paris freely. But even today’s women discover obstacles when stepping off the well-trodden paths of career, marriage, children. Because of this, a flaneuse is more than just the feminine equivalent of a flâneur, she’s also a feminist.
(Definition credit to Dana Goldstein and Lauren Elkin.)
Spellerberg Projects
103 South Main St.
Lockhart TX
About Spellerberg Projects
Spellerberg Projects is a new contemporary art space in Lockhart, Texas. Featuring local, national and international artists, it’s a “project space” where exhibitions and activities are driven by each artist’s unique practice.
Honoria Starbuck, Ph.D.
Teaching Artist
My mission is to live and to share a deeply creative life.

Teach Web at the Art Institute of Austin
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The Art Institute of Austin is currently identifying qualified candidates to teach classes in the Web Design program. A master's degree in the field is required for consideration.
Must have the following skills and abilities:

Apply at:

  • Amazing Web Authoring abilities with Edge Code / Animate, Muse, and HTML 5

  • Superb Web Scripting abilities with jQuery, Javascript, MySQL, CSS 3, PHP and HTML 5

  • Charismatic Content Management with Drupal, Moodle and WordPress

  • Ability to guide students from UX/UI design through production

    Job Summary

    The part time instructor facilitates meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment. S/He provides education through learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace. S/He encourages a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning and ethics as well as personal and professional development. This position is part time/adjunct only. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

    Key Job Elements

    • Provides competency-based education which aligns with the EDMC model of curricula as well as supports the EDMC style of system delivery.

    • Designs and delivers class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities which support lesson objectives, and (in the case of online instructors ONLY) delivers the instruction as approved.

    • Enables the achievement of pre-described exit competencies for student achievement and evaluation of learning by providing instruction which fosters competencies and establish student performance criteria and evaluation.

    • Delivers learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as effectively planning and preparing for classes and student success.

    • Promotes student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and students and engaging students in the learning process.

    • Manages the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies.

    • Contributes to a learning culture by participating on curriculum and system task forces, supporting local campus events such as orientation and graduation, and participating in various other workshops and meetings.

    • Relates professional/life/industry experience to learning by the continuation of professional/technical skills development, the introduction of industry perspective into courses, and the active awareness of professional/industry trends and opportunities.

    Reports To:
    Academic Director
    Directly Supervises:
    Interacts With:
    Academic affairs department, other school/campus functional areas, curriculum task force and other committees, other faculty, and students

    Job Requirements


    • Master's degree in a field related to the classes to be taught.

    • Three to five years experience in instruction or formalized education process, preferably in a post-secondary or college institution.

    • Membership in a professional association tied to area of instruction preferred.


    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to build successful relationships with student populations.

    • Outstanding conflict resolution skills.

    • Demonstrated time management and detail-oriented skills

    • Computer based skills (i.e., software, analytical, and report writing skills )


    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines.

    • Ability to develop a professional rapport with diverse school/campus constituents.

    • Ability to develop and complete projects without continued direct supervision

    • Ability to learn from students' participation, demonstrates fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and shows compassion without being ineffectual

Work Environment & Notice
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Education Management Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.


Flaneuse: Art by Honoria
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What training is needed to prepare for fashion wearables industry?
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What training is needed to prepare for fashion wearables industry?

Fashion Can Win the Wearables War by Amanda Parks 7 April 15
Fashion has the potential to leapfrog the gadget-focused consumer electronics industry and tap the growing wearables market with fashionable high-tech textiles.
Imagine a textile structured from a blend of different fibres which each function as component within a circuit, for example, battery fibres, solar fibres and antenna fibres. The material itself becomes a self-sustaining ‘textile circuit’ that has its own power and interactive capabilities, but the embedded technology is essentially invisible.

Fashion and Wearable Technology: Elusive Synergies?
by Guillaume Scifo May 04, 2015
The first obstacles when trying to embed clothing items with electronics are all about the requirements and limits of technology. Demands from designers and end-consumers may block the implementation of certain solutions. The simple fact is that clothing must be able to get wet and be washed at a high temperature, without the risk of electrocuting its wearer.
There is an EU-funded project called the Wearable Health Care System (WEALTHY), which is aimed at people with heart conditions, the ‘Twitter dress’ is clearly targeted at well-off consumers or intended for use at ad hoc events. These initiatives never seem to make it as far as the mass ready-to-wear market. These initiatives never seem to make it as far as the mass ready-to-wear market. Does this mean that the fashion sector is afraid of embracing innovation wholeheartedly? This view was put forward in a report from the Swedish School of Textiles, entitled ‘Smart Textiles and Wearable Technology – A study of smart textiles in fashion and clothing’. Its author, Lena Berglin, feels that there is a gap between the efforts being expended on research into new technologies for clothing and any desire for a real commercial venture.

3 Ways To Make Wearable Tech Actually Wearable by Jennifer Darmour Mar 15, 2013
The real opportunity is for wearable technology to enhance the human experience by seamlessly integrating the technology into the fabric of our lives. I use "fabric" deliberately, not just as a reference to the world of e-textiles but to the ample set of considerations that encompass our lifestyle. As an inventor and designer of wearable technology for the last decade, I think we need to consider several key building blocks to achieve this.
Today’s wearable technology products are mainly in the fitness space, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Wearable tech will start permeating many other domains, including medical, entertainment, security, financial, and more. The more pervasive it becomes, the more important it is to advocate for products that are beautiful, peripheral, and meaningful.

A Look at Smart Clothing for 2015
by Spela Kosir March 23, 2015
Focus on sports smart shirts wearables in US designers and Europe.
The market across the world for smart technology products is looking to increase big time over last year’s numbers. The technology is starting to become more and more popular as consumers are actually embracing the tech and finding the functional uses for it.  Health and fitness folks and coaches all across the world will be big consumers of smartclothes this year.

The basics of designing wearable electronics with microcontrollers
by Vairamuthu Ramasamy, Chethan Gowda, and Sivaguru Noopuran, Cypress Semiconductor, JUNE 17, 2014
In this article, we look at
The different requirements for a wearable electronic system
How the market can be segmented based on these requirements
Different components in a typical wearable device
How MCUs can address these requirements

50 wearable gamechangers for 2015 by Dan Sung, January 1, 2015
<Wearable Cr*p List> is an overview with photos of wearables on the market.

What’s the Secret to Making Wearables That People Actually Want?Zach Rosenberg  02.27.14.

--  build a real bridge between the fashion and technology worlds, we’re opening up discussion about how these industries can benefit each other, which hopefully will lead to some great innovations.
-- ultimate goal of figuring out a way turn their decidedly unwearable technology into something people—fashionable people—might actually want to put on their bodies.
If that wasn’t proof enough that Intel was taking wearables seriously, the company also announced its Make It Wearable competition, which will award $1.3 million in prize money ($500,000 for the grand prize) for whoever who comes up with the most promising design in wearable tech this year.

Knut's links

Not dated, no author
Enriching lives in urban environments with connected, wearable objects.
The connected world of smart products and networked environments is producing an unprecedented bounty of data, which can be used to improve our understanding of the world and help us solve problems from the mundane to the complex. For this design challenge, frogs around the world conceptualized wearable technologies designed for the urban environments in their cities.
Innovating for Impact: Wearables for Good
Denise Gershbein and Blair Palmer
MAY 21, 2015
The potential of wearables as a product category should not be underestimated; it is predicted that the revenue from smart wearable devices will generate $22.9 billion by 2020. As it grows, the market will expand beyond devices aimed mostly at consumers living in developed economies to include products and services that support the needs and aspirations of people around the world living in new and emerging markets or in low-resource geographies.
UNICEF Wearables For Good Design Challenge Winners
After 250 submissions, from 46 countries around the world, SoaPen and Khushi Baby have been chosen as the Wearables for Good challenge winners. SoaPen, a personal hygiene tool in the form of a soap-crayon, encourages the habit of handwashing among school children from the ages of 3-6 years. While Khushi Baby, a data-storing necklace using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to send and receive information through a smartphone, provides a personal immunization record for children. Find out more about the winners here.

Old Master Copies
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To experience non-verbal learning by copying old masters.
To learn art historical methods of modeling the figure
To transfer relevant master techniques to contemporary practice

Copies of old master drawings from Learning Anatomy from the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale
Vellum paper for tracing
Soft graphite and white pastel pencil

Play one of the Robert Bevely Hale video segments on YouTube for student to see masterful instruction on master techniques
Distribute master drawing copies
Direct student to all copy the same drawing
After set time (20 minutes) exhibit all drawings on the board and discuss the translation of master techniques into the student drawings.  Ask students to determine what to focus on in next drawing.
Repeat for the other 2 drawings.
Save time for some quick life sketches of students posing for each other.
Facilitate comments on what student learned from the great masters.

Student comments
Jack's use of strong lines and varied line quality gives his work a very animated look with a dramatic Gestalt. His range of values is limited in a positive way. Today my work has improved in the relationships of muscles to the overall proportion of the figure which makes it more realistic from an anatomical perspective. "Cheating" from the old masters has given me greater confidence in drawing figures.  - Lisa L

I learned mostly from the masters during the line tracings is relationship of each muscle, in each piece of work the models were in different positions, which called for different value and contrast on each muscle. They also showed chiaroscuro on each object in the work which will help me add depth to my art pieces.   - Randy Q

Teacher Reflections

TIMING: I have never done master copies with my students before but the result was profound. I believe that using the copying lesson after the mid term is important.  It is key to first study basic anatomy and blocking in techniques.  After anatomy and blocking in, student have the foundations to apply what they learn from master copies.  I plan to use this lesson in classes in the future.

CONFIDENCE: The students built their confience during the master copies.  They knew the theory of chiaroscuro and blocking in but had not seen it done at the highest level. They were primed with enough information about drawing to absorb the master level approaches and integrate them into their practice.

NON-VERBAL LEARNING: When I asked in critique what they had learned they were speechless.  I honored the quiet and called their experience "non-verbal learning" and let them meditate on how their drawing changed by copying from the masters.

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Art Show in January
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I'm going to have an art show in January with an opening on the 16th.  It will be the first show of the new Spellerberg Projects space in Lockhart.  I am excited.  I told Henry and he said the he'd been to the Dollie Cole estate sale in Lockhart some years ago and bought some of her very high end society clothes and there was a wrap that I should wear to the opening.  I will go see Henry and learn more about the garment since it should probably be featured in our publicity due to high local interest in Ms. Cole and her closet.

Keanu Reeves and Brian Cranston
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Last night we went to our favorite bar, the Tigress.  While we were sitting at the bar watching the movie I am Cuba, a man came up to Knut and said, "Hi Bryan".  Knut said that he wasn't Bryan.  The man said "I thought you were a friend of mine, Bryan Cranston."  We said, "Who?"  He said, "Bryan Cranston, look him up."  Then excused himself for interrupting us and went back to his table.  Of course, we did know who Brian Cranston is but we didn't expect for Knut to be taken for him. So we looked up recent photos of Bryan Cranston and sure enough in some of the photos there is a resemblance to the way Knut looks now and how the non-Breaking Bad Cranston looks with a beard.  So then we looked again at the guy who is a friend of Bryan Cranston and we recognized him as Keanu Reeves.  Later the bartender said he'd bought us a drink.  After our drink Knut went over to his table and thanked him for the drink and our interruptor introduced himself as Carlos and his lady table companion as a director and a thesbian.  What a fun evening.


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