Orbiting Dreams

Siena Smania

January 29, 2021

Major: Astrobiology

Genre/Medium: clay and wire

About the work: A child’s mobile is the one thing they look to when falling off to sleep. It sparks creativity and imagination. Science needs that kind of creativity. Without creativity, we would get nowhere. As long as we have imagination, almost anything is possible. That’s what inspired me to create this. I tried to use as much metal as possible, using wires to represent the metallic elements of the Psyche asteroid. The spacecraft and Psyche asteroid figure are made from clay and some metal pieces I already had in my craft bin. Even though the idea started as a child’s mobile, it makes a very pretty hanging piece for any room. The two crystals hanging with them are sun catchers, so when in direct sunlight, they shimmer and reflect light all around the room in beautiful rainbow arrays.

Date Added: 01-29-2021
Credit: Siena Smania

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