Exploring space through Art

Jessica Xing

Circuits build everything. That is the reason why sophomore Anirudh and junior Himanshu Chaudhary decided to center their art piece on the more technological aspects of The Martian.

“We did this art piece based on what we envisioned Mars was like,” Anirudh said. “So we used a lot of circle diagrams, and circuits, analogs —  the idea is that we want to show that there is more technology to Mars than we think there is.”

Motherboard by Anirudh Chaudhary and Himanshu Chaudhary 

Himanshu and Anirudh Jain present their art piece at The Martian: Deconstructed. The two used a lot of straight lines and circles to capture the technological detail that goes into electrical circuitry.

Himanshu and Anirudh Jain present their art piece at The Martian: Deconstructed. The two used a lot of straight lines and circles to capture the technological detail that goes into electrical circuitry.

Scary Reality of the Future by Aditi Jain 

Aditi Jain presents her art piece at The Martian: Deconstructed. Jain used her art to bring attention to the effects of abusing of Earth’s resources.

Aditi Jain presents her art piece at The Martian: Deconstructed. Jain used her art to bring attention to the effects of abusing of Earth’s resources.

Junior Aditi Jain focused her piece on the future. Using water colors and contrasts between cool and warm colors she created a hazy, dream-like effect to capture the uncertainty of what is to come for Earth in the future.

“I read a lot about how we are treating the earth so badly, that there are theories that scientists want us to live on Mars instead in the far distant future,” Jain said. “So my piece is about this girl and she is doing menial tasks like washing dishes on Mars but she wants more. It’s a scary reality of the future.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life on Mars by Cheri Zhou

Life on Mars

Sophomore Cheri Zhou presents her art piece at The Martian: Deconstructed. She used a lot of circles, straight lines, and red colors to represent the planet.

Sophomore Cheri Zhou drew an abstract painting showing life on Mars one day on impulse.

“I mainly wanted to focus around circles and straight lines,” Zhou said. “I wanted to create the lines in a way that I did not have to draw the lines by themselves —  I wanted to draw using negative space.”

Zhou has never done abstract before, and, in an abstract painting relying heavily on color presentation Zhou apparently had a hard time placing the colors in just the right place.

“it was very detailed oriented.” Zhou said, “I would mix the colors, but then I would be like ‘no this color goes here, no this color goes here’ — it is a lot of making mistakes and then correcting mistakes i learned a lot through this painting.”

 

Photos taken by Jessica Xing