Psyche Inspired: Alyssa Thornhill

Institution: Arizona State University

Major: Graphic Information Technology

Psyche Inspired Class: 2020-2021

One makeup look with pink, purple, and tints of yellow and orange (goddess look), and another with a base of grey and gold leaf with sculpted craters (asteroid).

Space Girl / Looks of psyche

Alyssa Thornhill

February 24, 2021

Major: Graphic Information Technology

Genre/Medium: face paint, gold lead, scar wax, eyeshadow

About the work: Makeup has always been a creative outlet that I admired, so I wanted to combine both my passion of art, makeup, and space into one. One cannot ignore the beauty of Psyche’s surface, which inspired the grey look with gold leaf. Using the Psyche mission’s color palette, the other look is meant to represent the Greek goddess the asteroid was named after.

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In the center of the image is a portrait of a woman, a representation of life and Psyche, that is slightly see through with pink and purple colors. Behind the woman light shines from a collision of two asteroids. The background is a dark blue with other colors within in representing light and stars. In the bottom right corner is the Earth and Moon.

Birth of Psyche

Alyssa Thornhill

December 15, 2020

Major: Graphic Information Technology

Genre/Medium: Adobe Illustrator

About the work: My digital work Birth of Psyche is a vector image I made in Adobe Illustrator. I was inspired by the insight studying Psyche will give us into our own planet. We are getting a deeper understanding of how planets form. I wanted to represent the birth of Psyche and this knew found knowledge through light, which appears through the collision of the two asteroids. Psyche was the goddess of the soul as well, so I wanted to represent her as a spirit by making her more opaque.

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