The City of Grand Junction will dedicate the new sculpture created by local artist Pavia Justinian for the Redlands Roundabout on Monday, April 3, 2023, at 3 p.m. The event will take place on the southwest side of the roundabout at the intersection of Broadway and Redlands Parkway in the Hartmann Farmhouse parking lot at 2551 Broadway.
In 2021, as a result of input gathered during a community meeting in the Redlands, the Arts and Culture Commission selected local artist Pavia Justinian to create artwork for this location. She has spent many months building the sculpture which features a small herd of bighorn sheep that will enhance the roundabout at that location. Each individual ewe or ram was created using vintage fenders and other steel that has been shaped into colorful representations from salvaged cars. Landscaping representative of the native habitat of the area's bighorn sheep was completed by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Pavia Justinian is a Colorado mixed-media sculptor with award-winning work featured in public art programs throughout the state and held in private collections across the southwest. Justinian creates sculptures using salvaged chrome, cement, epoxy, mosaic glass and other objects. More information on the artist. For questions regarding the Redlands roundabout project, call Grand Junction Parks and Recreation at 970-254-3866.