Pelagiella Designs - Julia Burns Liberman


This is a spartan website in lieu of a physical Art Show at Arisia 2021. No frills, just Art.

All art is ©Pelagiella Designs and no images may be used without permission.
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Code Name: Tourmaline




Code Name: Tourmaline – 10”x10” watercolor & gouache, 2016

Everyone knew the fancier the code name, the more sewers, air ducts,
and mud planets you'd have to crawl through. So this should be easy
compared to Ruby or Diamond.

For sale
$65


Each City Sang A Different Song




Each City Sang a Different Song – 12”x12” watercolor & gouache, 2018

And to be truthful, not all cities were good singers. But that was best kept to yourself. Unless you wanted
termites & squirrels & cute, powder blue, alien bat-creatures that purred like cats and didn't cary rabies.
Okay so the last was a bit of a mixed message but still.
Feelings were hurt.


For sale
$90


Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue




Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue – 8”x10” watercolor & gouache, 2019

Getting it to sit still long enough to spring the traps was the hard part.


For sale
$45


Packing For The Future




Packing for the Future – 8”x12” watercolor & gouache, 2017

It was hard to know what you would need after waking up from cryostasis. Practical things like poison
rings and throwing knives for sure. But maybe impractical things as well, like her purple hover stilettos
and her favorite formal space suit.


SOLD
($65)


She'd Run Away To Join The Martian Circus




She’d Run Away to Join the Martian Circus – 11”x17” watercolor & gouache, 2017

Partly to spite her parents, but mostly because she wanted to learn something besides beetle farming.


For sale
$90


The City Could Not Be Contained By Civilization




The City Could Not Be Contained by Civilization – 11”x17” watercolor & gouache, 2018

The city could not be contained by civilization and the tree would not be held captive by the soil.


For sale
$90


The City Had Grown Up Through The Cracks




The City Had Grown Up Through the Cracks – 8”x12” watercolor & gouache, 2019

The city had grown up through the cracks. It had established deep roots and developed a knack for
getting things done under difficult circumstances."


For sale
$65


The Space Station Dreams Of Sunlight Through Trees




The Space Station Dreams of Sunlight Through Leaves – 16”x16” watercolor & gouache, 2019

It had always had poetic tendencies, and when it was younger the station had orbited different worlds and
basked under strange stars.


For sale
$150


Waking Up In A New Place




"Waking Up in a New Place – 8”x10” watercolor, 2014

She liked what she saw on the escape pod’s view screen, and the readings indicated a breathable
atmosphere. It might be just the place for her ravenous family to make a new start.


For sale
$80


Winning The Dance Contest Had Been A Complete Surprise




Winning the Dance Contest Had Been a Complete Surprise – 11”x14” watercolor & gouache, 2019

First of all, they hadn't entered the contest. Second, they had slipped on the galactic equivalent of a
banana peel while crossing the stage. Ended up with a sprained tentacle.


For sale
$80


Adventure Awaits!




Adventure Awaits! – 8”x12”

This was not false advertising. You just never knew what kind of adventure to expect. Overpacking was advised.


For sale
$65


The City believed in Global Warming




The City believed in Global Warming – 12"x12"

It would be absurd not to, what with flooding and displaced peoples. It had come up with some clever ways to stay afloat, both literally and financially.


For sale
$90


When She Closed Her Eyes She Saw the Map




When She Closed Her Eyes She Saw the Map – 8"x12"

It was strange, and glowed against the backs of her eyelids. And it kept insisting that she needed to follow it to find the sacred crown of a long dead king. Which she didn’t have the time or money for. But the damn map wouldn’t shut up.


For sale
$65


Diplomacy was the City’s Favorite Art




Diplomacy was the City’s Favorite Art – 13.5"x11.5", Framed

Other cities sent emissaries to learn how to keep conflicts from spilling over into violence, and how to maintain order while also establishing justice.


For sale
$150


War Is Not The Answer




War Is Not The Answer – 11"x17"

But peace is harder to achieve, and isn't as popular with the ruling class.


For sale
$90


Turning Yourself Into a Tree Used to Be Easier




Turning Yourself Into a Tree Used to Be Easier – 11"x17"

But she’d gotten out of practice. And now here she was, half city/half tree, trying to look casual and remain calm.


For sale
$90


The Tree Was A Good Listener




The Tree Was A Good Listener – 16"x20"

Everyone who sat by its roots and whispered their troubles into its bark or shouted their frustrations up into its branches came away with a lighter heart and better understanding of the universe.


For sale
$175


The Tourism Board Had Not Been Amused




The Tourism Board Had Not Been Amused – 16"x16"

But the City really did want to offer helpful criticism on what could be done about attracting the kind of tourist who put trash in the bins, for instance. It was tired of looking like a dump. Not that there was anything wrong with dumps, they had their place, but it just wasn't what they'd signed up for when they'd applied for this whole “Megacity of the Future” gig. They should have listened to their parents and gone into asteroid mining instead.


For sale
$150


Visiting the Temple of Strange Dreams




Visiting the Temple of Strange Dreams – 11"x14"

Bring a small token of your waking life, so that you do not get lost in the sleeping world.


For sale
$80


Small Favors




Small Favors – 8"x10"

It was a small city, so any favors it could grant were bound to be small. Small, but significant.


For sale
$45


Setting Sail for Distant Shores




Setting Sail for Distant Shores – 8"x10"

The City had decided it was time for a change. Every week was infrastructure week for the foreseeable future.


For sale
$45


Naming the Places In our Hearts




Naming the Places In our Hearts – 8"x12"

It was better if you didn't name them something you would regret later on. You'd need a scrub brush & lots of time if you changed your mind.


For sale
$65


Movers & Shakers




Movers & Shakers – 11"x14"

This was one of the best high-society parties they'd ever infected!


For sale
$65


Key to an Undead City




Key To An Undead City – 12"x16"

It had a fascinating skeletal look about it, and stubbornly refused to show up in photographs.


For sale
$90


Growing a City From a Seed




Growing a City From a Seed – 11"x17"

It wasn’t easy, was the thing. You had to know what kind of city you were growing and then you had to find the best place to plant it and then you had to learn if it liked to be left alone or if it enjoyed being talked to as it grew. It was worth it, of course.


For sale
$90


He Had Never Been So Far Away From Home




He Had Never Been So Far Away From Home – 10"x10"

This was light-years past his sleep-away summer camp loneliness and further still past the time when he'd missed the last shuttle to Aurora Prime and had spent the night curled up near the ticket counter.
It was also many magnitudes more fun.


For sale
$65


Families Belong Together




Families Belong Together – 8"x10"

The city was quite firm on this. There would be no cooperation with fascists, and all those who sought asylum would be welcomed.


For sale
$45






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