Mars 2568
Mars 2568 Artist and Planetary Society member Laura J. Lawson makes paintings about landscapes in space using reference imagery from maps made by the United States Geological Survey for NASA. This piece, called Mars 2568, is made with acrylic ink and acrylic paint on polypropylene. "Using the maps as a reference point, I draw out key geologic features first, and then paint over them with acrylic ink," says Lawson. "I like to color outside the lines, so to speak, to imagine the ways these landscapes have changed since the days of Viking and Mariner. I'm so excited to see what kind of art will come from the images of Perseverance." You can find more of her space-inspired artwork at laurajlawson.com/painting. Laura J Lawson

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