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Psyche Stacking Dolls

Date: May 1, 2019

Major: animation

Genre/Medium: clay and acrylic

About the work: The concept of this project seems so obvious to me now that I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of it sooner. (16) Psyche is thought to be the core of a planet, and we are visiting it to learn more about it, so what better way to show that than through stacking dolls! The first layer is my imagining of what the planet exterior could have been, the second layer is the asteroid as it is today, and the third layer, a bit more abstract, is a butterfly or the “soul” of Psyche. This symbolism comes from the goddess Psyche herself. Since we don’t know for sure what we will find when we get to Psyche, this seemed like the perfect fit. I hope the project can be a fun and approachable outreach tool so people can literally uncover and learn more about Psyche!

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Date Added: 05-01-2019
Credit: Jessika Raisor

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