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Psyche Inspired: Chloe Carriere

This is a portrait of Psyche Inspired member Chloe Carriere.

Chloe Carriere

Institution: arizona state university

Major: Chemical Engineering

Psyche Inspired Class: 2018-2019

Milestones in Space and Music Exploration

Chloe Carriere

April 2, 2019

Major: chemical engineering

Genre/Medium: acrylic on vinyl records and record cases

About the work: “This piece represents major milestones in both space and music exploration, focusing on the 1960s to the present. A few things that I value most in life are music, space, and art, so I created this project to combine the three. The piece consists of vinyl album covers and records that I painted over with references to space exploration.

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Lindy's face is a constellation among the stars, alongside the Virgo constellation and the connection of stars spelling out

Lindy in the Sky with Diamonds

Chloe Carriere

February 26, 2019

Major: chemical engineering

Genre/Medium: acrylic and Gouache paint on Canvas

About the work: Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton is a planetary scientist and professor with expertise in planet formation and evolution. She is the face of the NASA Psyche mission, not only because she is the Principal Investigator, but also because her leadership and perseverance are what will propel this mission to success. The mission is looking to provide a deeper look into space and ultimately give us a better understanding of the Universe. I wanted to give the illusion that Lindy is another constellation in the galaxy. I have also included Lindy’s astrological sign of Virgo as a tongue-in-cheek nod to another belief system (astrology), which has been rejected by the scientific community as having no explanatory power for describing the universe.

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Psyche spacecraft breaking through a brick wall, opening to a vast and colorful universe.

Breaking Barriers

Chloe Carriere

December 19, 2018

Major: chemical engineering

Genre/Medium: paint on canvas

About the work: This immense 5×9-ft. piece depicts the Psyche spacecraft breaking down the wall between us and the vast unknown space around our little blue planet. My own passion for knowledge and space exploration comes from the endless mysteries of the universe. I feel that there is a barrier dividing us from the answers to these secrets, but with more technology and motivation for space travel, we can slowly break these barriers. When you take a photo in front of this painting, it looks as though you are the center of the spacecraft. Since we are traveling to a metal asteroid that could provide insight into our own metal core, I want to depict the idea that when you stand in front of the painting, you are the core of the spacecraft. The journey to Psyche is one that anyone can support and get excited about, and by acting as the core of the spacecraft, you are joining our journey to a metal world. Join us in our #JouneytoPsyche.

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Shows the Psyche asteroid labeled

Psyched To Go Home

Chloe Carriere

November 26, 2018

Major: chemical engineering

Genre/Medium: gouache and canvas

About the work:This piece depicts the Psyche orbiter making its way through the asteroid belt towards its new home, Psyche the asteroid. I started the painting with a watercolor outline of the asteroids and the orbiter. Once the outline was complete, I worked on the background by using different “space” colored gouache and acrylic paints in different areas to suggest that the orbiter is traveling through space. I will usually start with one color, adding it to different areas of the painting before moving on to a new color. This allows for the painting to be balanced with color, forcing your eyes to travel through the painting. Once the background was finished, I worked on laying down color for Psyche and adding details along the way. Painting the orbiter on top of the space background gives a 3D effect, while the eyes on the solar panels and the hopeful message in the stars suggest a more human persona for the spacecraft.

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