The City of Grand Junction, in collaboration with local artist Pavia Justinian, is installing a large sculpture this Friday, February 17, 2023, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Redlands roundabout located at the intersection of Broadway and Redlands Parkway. The two-lane roundabout will temporarily shift to one lane to accommodate the equipment required for installation. A ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication is planned for March.
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 natural beauty of the area. Each individual ewe or ram was created using vintage fenders and other steel that has been shaped into colorful representations from salvaged cars. Landscaping 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.