Pavia Justinian, Fruita, CO

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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Media: Vintage car chrome, epoxy clay, mica pigment and copper leaf

Dimensions:  68"h x 15"w x 26"d


Made with vintage chrome, fenders and other pieces of classic car Americana, Portia represents breaking free from the walls we put up around ourselves. Vibrant colors and bright copper leaf peek out from the cracks in her chrome and steel armor, revealing her joyful spirit. A solar illuminated sculpture, Portia's heart soars with light as she tastes freedom.