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Genre/Medium: clay and wire
About the work: A child’s mobile is the one thing they look to when falling off to sleep. It sparks creativity and imagination. Science needs that kind of creativity. Without creativity, we would get nowhere. As long as we have imagination, almost anything is possible. That’s what inspired me to create this. I tried to use as much metal as possible, using wires to represent the metallic elements of the Psyche asteroid. The spacecraft and Psyche asteroid figure are made from clay and some metal pieces I already had in my craft bin. Even though the idea started as a child’s mobile, it makes a very pretty hanging piece for any room. The two crystals hanging with them are sun catchers, so when in direct sunlight, they shimmer and reflect light all around the room in beautiful rainbow arrays.
Genre/Medium: Adobe Photoshop
About the work: For this project, I used Photoshop to transform a picture I took in a self-photoshoot into a representation of the Psyche goddess. I imagined the goddess of the soul protecting the metallic world as we send a spacecraft to learn more about it. We are in her orbit because she is the one who protects this little metallic world.