3 artworks depicting Psyche’s hypothesized creation, our ideation, and the launch of the Psyche spacecraft. The first is an abstracted version of Psyche in its creation: flames and fragments appear as it may have looked like when Psyche formed. The second is a hand reaching and wrapping around the asteroid, with strands wrapping around the hand and the asteroid together. The third shows a spacecraft coming from Earth towards Psyche.

Psyche Inspired

A Traveler’s Guide to 16 Psyche

G. Marshall Wolff

August 3, 2022

Major: Physics

Genre/Medium: Illustrated Book, Procreate, Photoshop

About the work: This is a short illustrated book titled A Traveler’s Guide to 16 Psyche (downloadable PDF), meant to provoke interest and provide information about the mission. I focused on creating visually appealing illustrations that are more decorative than informative to help make the subject more interesting and lead the audience to read the paragraphs. The illustrations are also meant to provide a layered 3D effect for the associated augmented reality experiences that will be made for each of the pages.

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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 Copper Class.

Read a feature about Psyche Inspired in Eos.

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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Current Student Collaborations Participants

View a list of the students, faculty, staff, and mentors currently involved in Psyche Student Collaborations.

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Student Collaborations Participants