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Psyche Inspired: Angela Wroblewski

 

This is a portrait of Psyche Inspired member Angela Wroblewski.

Angela Wroblewski

Institution: University of Maryland

Major: Astronomy & Physics

Psyche Inspired Class: 2018-2019

On the left shoe, at the toe area, there is a semi realistic painting of the Psyche asteroid. The background is a gradient from yellow to purple. On the outside of the left shoe is the logo for Psyche Inspired. The diamond shaped lines that have a similar gradient is extended to cover the whole outside of the shoe. The inside side of the left shoe is a vibrant orange. On the right shoe, at the toe area, is the spacecraft. It is slightly tilted, cutting off by the edges. The background is black and starry. The outside side of the right shoe is meant to be a

The Psyche Shoe

Angela Wroblewski

March 28, 2019

Major: astronomy & physics

Genre/Medium: acrylic paint, white canvas shoe

About the work: This is a pair of Psyche-themed shoes. Using acrylic, I painted the asteroid and the Psyche mission badge on one shoe and the spacecraft on the other. I tried to keep the shoe vibrant while using only greys, pink, orange, and purple, as these are the Psyche mission colors. I was heavily inspired by artwork from previous interns.

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Flipping through Psyche

Angela Wroblewski

April 18, 2019

Major: astronomy & physics

Genre/Medium: colored pencils

About the work: This cute, cartoon-like flip book depicts the spacecraft’s journey to Psyche. There are three main scenes that appear very quickly: The first shows the spacecraft leaving Earth. The second shows the path the spacecraft takes to get to Psyche, which includes a gravity assist from Mars that aids the spacecraft on its journey to Psyche. The third scene zooms in on Psyche. This one is meant to mimic the spacecraft’s perspective.

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This piece features Psyche against a black wooden background. The shape of Psyche is composed of many tiny nails, with string wrapped around them. In this jumbled string, the two biggest craters stand out. They keep their signature circular shape. The asteroid has tints of orange and yellow at the bottom of it and on top, signifying metal. On top of the asteroid, also in string and nails, is the word PSYCHE in all caps and grey.

Psyche: String Theory

Angela Wroblewski

December 19, 2018

Major: astronomy & physics

Genre/Medium: string art

About the work: This piece is the Psyche asteroid pictured in string. It is another way for one to depict Psyche. After finishing the piece, I noticed that my piece, a jumbled mess of string, is similar to the jumbled mess of metal that makes up the Psyche asteroid.

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Psyche is in the center of the image and it is being engulfed by a colorful world of possibilities if it had became a planet.

Imagining What Could Have Been

Angela Wroblewski

November 06, 2018

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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