Psyche Inspired: Maxine Stoenescu

Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Psyche Inspired Class: 2022-2023

Knowledge

Maxine Stoenescu

December 9th, 2022

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Genre/Medium: Acrylic Paint

About the work: This piece is meant to represent the knowledge that Psyche possesses. The tubes coming out of Psyche and entering the human figure illustrate humanity acquiring the secrets of Psyche from the mission. Some tubes are left disconnected to further demonstrate how some secrets might linger, even after the mission’s completion. Cool colors were used to emphasize ominous and mysterious themes that coincide with space itself. The biomechanical nature of the human figure was inspired by the works of H.R. Giger, and is meant to further solidify the relationship between humanity and space.

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PsycheBot

Maxine Stoenescu

February 2, 2023

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Genre/Medium: Fine-tip Marker and Gouache Paints

About the work: This piece’s intent is to personify the Psyche spacecraft as a cute, palpable robot. The robot is made up of multiple components from the spacecraft, with the head replicating its overall shape. The various colors used to make up the robot signify the various materials of Psyche, and the robot is holding samples of Psyche in each hand as a means of studying it. This piece was also motivated by a biomechanical theme, and is meant to connect man, machine, and space.

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