Psyche Inspired

The Metal World Vintage Poster

Mary Helen Lewis

February 8th, 2023

Major: Biology

Genre/Medium: Digital Painting / Procreate

About the work: For this project, I took a lot of inspiration from vintage-style space posters and tried to create one for the Psyche asteroid. I also decided to add a small animation that shows the asteroid partially rotating to show off a few of the features of Psyche. I used procreate to create this artwork and really enjoyed dipping my toes in a little animation as it is something I have never done before. I also really enjoyed using the official colors of the Psyche Project as it challenged me to think creatively and use a color palette that I wouldn’t normally have chosen.

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Psyche Inspired Overview

Psyche Inspired is a program that brings undergraduate students from any discipline or major together to share the excitement, innovation, and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public in new ways through artistic and creative works. These works are posted in the gallery above and highlighted on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. View the full resolution images in the image gallery. This year’s Psyche Inspired cohort is known as the Silver Class.

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Psyche Inspired was piloted at ASU during the 2017-2018 academic year. The following academic year, Psyche Inspired expanded nationally! The works from each Psyche Inspired cohort are collected in individual downloadable books that tell the story of Psyche through musical scores, sculptures, painting, 3-D models, photography, acrylic art, needlepoint, stop-motion films, mixed media, and more.

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