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Psyche Inspired: Olivia Ferrel

This is a portrait of Psyche Inspired member Olivia Ferrel.

Olivia Ferrel

Institution: Arizona State University

Major: Public Service & Public Policy

Psyche Inspired Class: 2018-2019

An embroidered portrait of Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton is centered on a watercolored image of Psyche.

Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton

Olivia Ferrel

December 17, 2018

Major: public service & public policy

Genre/Medium: embroidery and watercolor

About the work: This hoop depicts principal investigator Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton on a watercolor interpretation of the Psyche asteroid. I wanted to make this piece as a tribute to Dr. Lindy, and a thanks for bringing humanity to the mission. Her image is centered on the black and purple background to both represent the heart of the Psyche mission, and the potential we have as creators and scientists.

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A 9” wooden hoop with Psyche’s silhouette outlined in black beading, surrounded by rays of purple and orange stretching outward to fill the hoop.

Psyche’s Silhouette

Olivia Ferrel

November 06, 2018

Major: public service & public policy

Genre/Medium: embroidery and beading

About the work: At the center of multicolored rays is a silhouette of the Psyche asteroid, which is outlined in black beading. This represents the unknowns of Psyche and its potential, the wonder and hope surrounding the mission, and all the questions we hope to have answered by further research and exploration. (Wooden hoop dimension: 9 inches)

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