Pavia Justinian, Fruita, CO

Pavia Justinian
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.


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E Center st.

Media: Oil painted cement, chrome, and found objects over steel frame

Dimensions:   74"h x 14"w x 24"d


Made with oil painted cement, chrome, and found objects over a steel frame, Sigma is both woman and machine. Light passes through her glass body, making her seem fragile inside her chrome armor. The chrome’s metallic sheen and the pattern hinting at circuitry in the glass suggest that Sigma could be robotic, yet the blush touching her skin hints at life. Her eyes arrest you, leaving no doubt that she is more than machine. She reaches out a hand - is she stopping you or asking you to come along? As you move around Sigma, her piercing blue eyes seem to follow you, and her intention seems to change - at first halting you, then bidding you to follow. Sigma’s textured skin is both sculpture and canvas. The cement is thirsty, drinking in the rich color and bringing her sculpted musculature to life. Moving down the sculpture, her lifelike qualities diminish as Sigma reveals her more mechanical nature. Life abides even here; however, in the egg-like stone cradled in the ovular recess in Sigma’s base. This symbol of fertility is echoed above, in Sigma’s open palm curled protectively around the curve of her belly. Could it be that a life grows within the depths of Sigma’s mechanical shell?


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