A New Psyche

Jennah Colborn

May 18, 2022

Major: Physics

Genre/Medium: Acrylic paint, yarn, shoes

About the work: For my final piece, I wanted to break out of my comfort zone one last time and experiment with physical artwork, repurposing a pair of thrifted shoes into wearable art inspired by the Psyche mission and team. I felt that I hadn’t yet examined the human spirit of the mission, and this is my attempt to do so by paying homage to one of the most iconic markers of humanity in space exploration: footprints. Our first steps into the cosmos are still imprinted on the Moon’s dusty surface; this imagery led me to think about the relationship between the human body, mobility and exploration. So, I wanted to create some Psyche-inspired footwear. I incorporated elements from my past pieces into this one, playing with asteroidal texture and abstract soulful design to wrap everything up into one piece— and of course, utilizing the Psyche purple and orange!

Date Added: 05-18-2022

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