Imagining What Could Have Been
Major: astronomy & physics
Genre/Medium: acrylic on canvas
About the work: I wanted to highlight the idea that Psyche could have been a core of a planet. This is imagining what could have been and all the life that could have occurred. I think this is a major part of astronomy, imagining all the possibilities in the universe. On one side I made a colorful, crowded planet slice to convey a feeling of liveliness. There are trees, mountains, and other vegetation painted in ways they may not be seen on Earth. For example, there is a red mountain range with a dark whirlpool on one side of the planet. There are also forests that range from the normal green and orange we see on Earth to alien purple and blue trees. This slice fades into space. On the other is Psyche as it is now, empty and without life. There is emptiness save for a few stars off in the distance.
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