Marsha Cottrell’s Beautiful Maps of Imagined Constellations

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Brooklyn-based artist Marsha Cottrell, whose work we recently spotted over at But does it float, creates deft, intricate drawings of stellar landscapes, imaginary worlds floating light years away. “The first landscape images in art I connected with as a young person were da Vinci’s “deluge” drawings,” she told Review Interview earlier this year. I was attracted to the idea that they were not representations of actual places, but eternal/internal landscapes that might be found anywhere at any moment in time. Their energy, architecture, and intricacy—but not rigidity—always appealed to me. They seemed to present an open platform with which to interact, and I’ve always aspired for my own work operate in a similar way.” Indeed, the works project space and wonder while also maintaing a strange kind of familiarity, the gaps filled in by your own mind. Click through to look through the stars, and then be sure to head over to Cottrell’s website to check out more of her work.

Image credit: Marsha Cottrell

Image credit: Marsha Cottrell

Image credit: Marsha Cottrell

Image credit: Marsha Cottrell

Image credit: Marsha Cottrell

Image credit: Marsha Cottrell

Image credit: Marsha Cottrell

Image credit: Marsha Cottrell

Image credit: Marsha Cottrell

Image credit: Marsha Cottrell