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Pavia Justinian, Fruita, CO

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photo by Bruce Hucko

Pavia Justinian is a Colorado mixed
media sculptor with work featured in
public art programs throughout the state and
held in private collections across the
Southwest. Pavia is an acclaimed artist in the
Grand Valley, having been featured in radio
and print publications, commissioned work
for the City of Grand Junction, and
participated in numerous local exhibitions.
She apprenticed with local sculptor Dave
Davis, founder of the Grand Junction Art on the Corner, and has had the rare opportunity to develop under his tutelage. This connection is perhaps most evident in Pavia's use of unusual and novel media - including salvaged chrome, rusted old parts, and cement. Pavia builds colorful sculptures with painted concrete, scrap metal, mosaic glass and found objects. She weaves different
materials together seamlessly with distinctive techniques and masterful craftsmanship. Her process involves a bit of everything - metalwork, additive sculpture, mosaic, and painting. Pavia cherishes Colorado’s natural beauty and is inspired every day by the vivid mountain sunsets and the rich desert reds near
her home. She believes in the capacity of art to positively impact the community and strives to expand the presence of artists throughout the Western Slope.

 

See more work:

paviajustinian.com

Meridian

Meridian

Media: Steel, stone, and sculpting epoxy with concrete veneer, acrylics, and anti-UV epoxy varnish

Dimensions:  90" x 43" x 16"

$8000

In astronomy, a meridian is the line a celestial object travels as it climbs toward culmination - its highest point in the sky. In Eastern medicine, meridians are the pathways in the body along which vital energy flows. In a synthesis of these two meanings, this sculpture represents the culmination of male and female energy in sexual union. Soft, feminine curves undulate up the rough length of a steel obelisk, surrounding it on either side and cresting outward at the sculpture's zenith. Amorphous, organic shapes complement and contrast precise geometric elements throughout this piece, highlighting both unity and distinction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo by Shanachie Carrol