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Psyche Inspired: Finn Witt

Institution: Lawrence University

Major: Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering

Psyche Inspired Class: 2019-2020

Falling

finn witt

November 8, 2019

Major: Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering

Genre/Medium: chalk pastel on wood

About the work: “Falling” is composed of soft pastel on a black sheet of wood. It is 6ft tall and 2ft wide. Most of the painting remains black with immense planets found in the far ends. Through the immense black, a small spacecraft falls away from Earth and down toward an equally minuscule target: 16-Psyche. The asteroid floats above and between Jupiter and Mars, indicating its actual position. It is incredible that we can send something so small into the vast universe and hope to hit anything at all. The massive scale of the painting glimpses the great feat of trying to pilot such a small spacecraft through the solar system.

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