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Date: February 15, 2019
Major: public service & public policy
Genre/Medium: malachite and azurite, stainless steel wire
About the work: In this piece, the central stone represents Earth, and the wire wrapping is similar to the Psyche spacecraft’s flight path. The glass beads are reminiscent of Earth’s atmosphere. I chose to use stainless steel for the flight path that will connect Earth and Psyche because we believe that Earth’s core and Psyche are both made primarily of iron and nickel, like stainless steel.