Kayla Wardle

May 10th, 2024

Major: Biochemistry

Genre/Medium: Acrylic Paint & Photoluminescent Powder

About the work: “Welcome to “Illuminae,” an acrylic painting celebrating space exploration and discovery, brought to life with a touch of chemistry. At the painting’s heart is the Goddess Psyche, the embodiment of the human soul, sculpted in the timeless style of ancient Greek sculpture. Her “brain” is represented as the heart of the mission itself, the Psyche asteroid. Together, they embody humanity’s curiosity about the universe.

In the foreground, outlines of the spacecraft and deep space dish portray the connection between humanity and the spacecraft that will let us understand more about the Psyche asteroid and our solar system. Beyond, a star-studded sky stretches into infinity, overlooking the destination of our spacecraft, the surface of the Psyche asteroid Read more…

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Date Added: 05-10-2024
Credit: Kayla Wardle

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