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Psyche’s Psyche

Ral Vandenhoudt

December 11, 2019

Major: Biology, Economics

Genre/Medium: digital

About the work: The goddess Psyche represents the soul. As such, I like to imagine asteroid Psyche’s soul as the quintessential Greek goddess eagerly awaiting the spacecraft’s visit. In a lighthearted inversion of this “soul within” idea, I present the goddess engulfing the asteroid. The soul protecting the asteroid seems a fitting allegory for the insights Psyche offers into earth’s own past. Psyche holds such scientific potential that it’s almost as if she (Psyche the goddess) mysteriously guards her asteroid, inviting us to gain understanding of our own planet’s psyche.

Date Added: 12-11-2019
Credit: Ral Vandenhoudt

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