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Graphite & Zoom May 2, 2021

Teaching and learning through Zoom created a distance learning boot camp for both students and teachers all throughout 2020. To stay engaged as an artist, think of Zoom rectangles as compositions of light, dark, and personalities. I was able to create a whole sketchbook of graphite portraits because I was in a team-teaching course. When I wasn’t actively teaching I interacted with the students through drawing as well as in chat.

Zen Chickens Cards May 2, 2021

Zen Chickens come in all sizes. While most of them are 12 x 16 inches or larger, these little chicks were hatched as holdiday cards for 2019. The cards are experiments with Black 3.0 acrylic and rubber stamps of many kinds.

Large Silk Scarves December 29, 2019

Artist holding an off-white shawl with a zen chicken printed on it.

If you want a wearable art Zen Chicken the 41 x 52 inch scarf printed on 100% silk chiffon is available from Big Bertha’s Paradise in Austin, TX. Here is the artist wafting the chiffon scarf in the breeze.

School of Design and Creative Technologies at UT December 28, 2019


I am happy to announce that I have started teaching as a Lecturer in the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin.

I am teaching classes in Design Foundations and Portfolio. 

Faculty Art Exhibition September 7, 2018


ink and rubber stamp drawing

Zen Chicken Word 2018
22 x 30″ ink, rubber stamp, watercolor and acryl gouache on 300 lb hot press watercolor paper


You are cordially invited to a reception for the Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition on October 18, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Art Institute of Austin located near the intersection of IH35 and HWY 45 just south of Round Rock, TX.

3 new  Zen Chicken paintings will be in the show including Zen Chicken Word 2018.  I hope to see you there!

Studio Visit by Fashionista Art Collectors August 19, 2018

Three women holding up paintings of zen chickens.

Zen chickens attracted fashionistas and art collectors Kelsey and Dana to a studio visit in August 2018 in which these 3 zen chickens found new homes.

I was delighted to host these brilliant fashion designers into my studio in August.  Both having been to art schools they understood my art history jokes and references.  We had a really fun visit. Thank you Kelsey and Dana!

Honoria at SXSW 2018 February 11, 2018

Drawing of three presenters

Queer Style: Visual Activism and Fashion’s Fronteir with Aja Aguirre, Sonny Oram, Leon Wu and Anita Dolce Vita. SXSW Interactive 2016

I will once again be taking visual notes at SXSW EDU and SXSW Interactive.

Have iPad will Travel.


Hot Rods and Hatters Zen Chicken Tour February 1, 2018

Painting of stylized chicken with strips of blues on top of his head.

Zen Chicken 2018 with color ladder comb. Ink and acrylic gouache paint on 22 x 30 inch watercolor paper.

This weekend, February 3, 2018 is the annual Hot Rods and Hatters in Lockhart, TX.  Both Spellerberg Projects locations will be open for this gala event.  The WHOLE TOWN of Lockhart fills, block after block, with colorful classic cars and hotrods. You should not miss this yearly strange event.  Adding aesthetically to the amazing cars you are encouraged to wear your finest or weirdest chapeau.  I will be hosting a Zen Chicken tour at the Masur Building from 1-4 pm.  I hope to see you there in your unique hat.

Zen Chicken Tour
Masur Gallery of Spellerberg Projects
119 W. San Antonio Street. Lockhart, TX
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1-4 p.m.

Zen Chickens Show Opening January 20, 2018 December 31, 2017

Gestural drawing of a red chicken with a rubber stamped human eye.

Mad Vermilion Zen Chicken in graphite, acrylic paint, and rubber stamp in archival ink. 16 x 16 inches on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Honoria’s Zen Chickens series will be a feature of the first Masur Gallery Exhibition opening on January 20, 2018 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
3 artists, a band, a bar!
Small town Texas Fun!

Masur Gallery is located at 119 W. San Antonio Street, Lockhart, TX
Hope to see you there.

Behind the scenes with zen chicken painting
This gestural chicken is a meditation on a confused state of illness. In response to a recent illness I reached for vermilion, my favorite color, to get in touch with my inner turmoil and to promote healing. After the initial vermilion action painting I went into the drawing with a layer of action graphite and finally action sepia ink. The DaDa eye is the last step, a rubber stamp in archival ink that signifies insight. The three layers of action took me to my current healthy state. Thank you zen chicken for the therapy.

I hope this zen chicken will give you a sense of spirited power in your own strengths and the power of art to heal.

Museum of Modern Art and Yoko Ono Exhibit November 7, 2017

Turquoise monoprint of chicken on top of a map of the world surrounded by marching ants.

Starbuck and Stovall collaboration for Yoko Ono’s installation at the Museum of Modern Art.

The Museum of Modern Art commissioned Yoko Ono to create a full-page insert in the New York Times. The resulting artwork, Peace Is Power, invited the newspaper’s readers to add to the map of the world to indicate what areas “need peace.” The participants were asked to send their contributions to the artist’s attention at MoMA. A rotating selection of the Peace is Power submissions is updated periodically through November 2017.

Luanne Stovall and Honoria Starbuck submitted a peace/piece to the exhibition. The collaborative work, featuring Starbuck’s Zen Chicken and Stovall’s Hero Ant, was accepted to be part of the rotating exhibition.

I’m so proud to be part of this event!