Psyche Inspired: Zarina Karapetyan

Institution: Arizona State University

Major: Art History

Psyche Inspired Class: 2020-2021

A metallic aluminum sheet with scattered abstract paste throughout the piece. The colors are grey, purple, and copper.

Sight of Psyche

Zarina Karapetyan

December 29, 2020

Major: Art History

Genre/Medium: metal, texture paste, and acrylic

About the work: The piece is created on a sheet of galvanized aluminum, with sand and paste to create contrasting elements and textures to represent Psyche. This abstract painting pushes and pulls the eye into different mediums and allows the atmospheric quality of space and metal to be pulled forward. Using the aluminum sheet, the light is constantly shifting depending on the viewer’s perspective. The piece is created on a sheet of galvanized aluminum, with sand and paste to create contrasting elements and textures to represent Psyche. This abstract painting pushes and pulls the eye into different mediums and allows the atmospheric quality of space and metal to be pulled forward. Using the aluminum sheet, the light is constantly shifting depending on the viewer’s perspective.

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A canvas spread with sand, cement paste, and acrylic and watercolor to create craters, peaks, and cracks reminiscent of the asteroid's surface. Soft whites, blues, and browns are layerered with gold and copper metal paint.

Textures of Psyche

Zarina Karapetyan

November 13, 2020

Major: Art History

Genre/Medium: plaster, sand, texture paste, acrylic and watercolor

About the work: This multi-media piece titled The Textures of Psyche is inspired by the rugged landscape of what the Psyche asteroid could look like. This piece was made with sand, cement paste, and earthy elements that flow seamlessly with each other. The craters, peaks, and cracks show the impacts that this metallic world has gone through over time. The colors are soft and hold an atmospheric quality to them, representing the ethereal nature of the cosmos. Further layers of gold and copper metal paint reflect in the light, representing the unknown metals on the mysterious Psyche asteroid.

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