Psyche Inspired: Lydia Pitts

Institution: Bowdoin College

Major: Computer Science

Psyche Inspired Class: 2020-2021

This piece is 8 inches by 10 inches. Black ink on 7 layers of 0.1 inch plexiglass was utilized to create thin black lines that build up a slightly three-dimensional form of Psyche. There are two major craters, a series of rifts, and the surface appears pockmarked with small craters. The many layers of glass are held by a dark wooden frame.

Surfaces

Lydia Pitts

December 29, 2020

Major: Computer Science

Genre/Medium: ink on plexiglass and wood

About the work: The intent of Surfaces was to create an abstract representation of Psyche’s surface that still inspires a sense of the asteroid’s tangibility. Seven layers of glass are held within an oak frame. Ink lines on each layer of glass create a three-dimensional form with a relief of 0.7 inches. The form is inspired by previously hypothesized representations of Psyche. (Dimensions: 8” x 10”)

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Black ink dots on plexiglass build up the form of Psyche. There are two major craters, a series of rifts and the surface appears pockmarked with small craters.

>Constructed

Lydia Pitts

December 9, 2020

Major: Computer Science

Genre/Medium: ink on plexiglass

About the work: This project was inspired by previous visual representations of Psyche seen through the lens of how we build our current interpretation of the asteroid. We understand and form our visual interpretations of Psyche through collected data. I utilized pointillism to represent this consolidation of data points. Black ink on plexiglass creates the fine dots that construct the form of Psyche. This piece is transparent, but when positioned in the light, shadows from the dots in the shape of Psyche can be seen. Dimensions: 11” x 18”.

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