MAUI HANDS GALLERY AT 1169 MAKAWAO AVE. PRESENTS:
MIXED MEDIA ARTIST, JOYCE DURBIN. JOYCE CREATES VERY UNIQUE AND ONE OF A KIND GOURDS AND MASKS. SHE WILL BE WORKING ON A NEW PIECE WHILE IN THE GALLERY, ON THURSDAYS THE 8TH AND 22ND OF FEBRUARY FROM 11A – 2P.
COME MEET ONE OF OUR NEWSEST ARTISTS AND LEARN ABOUT HER PROCESS.
About the Artist
Joyce may have been born with a paintbrush in her hand. She’s been painting anything and everything since she was a child in the Pacific Northwest. She grew up making do with what her large and hardworking family had, so repurposing comes naturally to her. Her love affair with gourds began after coming to Maui Upcountry which she began doing more than ten years ago after her three children were grown. She now lives with her psychologist husband in Makawao where she makes whimsical gourd art as well as continuing to draw, and to paint watercolors and greeting cards.
Techniques for her often quirky gourds include cutting, carving and burning, and finishes include mink oil and waxes with color added from natural and synthetic dyes, including shoe colors. Her whimsical bent for repurposing led to use of found objects both natural and manufactured, including feathers, fibers, flowers, shells, teeth, claws, wood scraps, hardware, and computer parts—pretty much anything that catches her eye. She grows some of her own gourds, and others come from local growers or from Arizona. Her gourds hang around with her for a long time, like friends, until Joyce really knows them well. Then, at some point it becomes clear that the time has come to begin the makeover. She often thinks the gourds might be as surprised as she is at what they become.
Maui Hands Galleries – Panna Speas Cappelli, owner
1169 Makawao Ave, Makawao, HI 96768
Phone: (808) 573-2021 (Business Office)
(808) 572-2008 (Gallery)