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Aberrant Ceramics is the ceramic artwork of Aaron Nosheny.

I work in the medium of stoneware clay and make hand-built pottery, primitive sculpture, hamsas, and a variety of other forms. My work celebrates and pushes the plasticity of the medium. The content of the work follows an inner landscape of biological obsessions, psychic damage, and bouncy cartoon animals.

Contact me if you see something you want to own or you want to commission me to make something for you.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tanuki



Tanuki refers to the Japanese raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus). In Japanese folklore, it has a reputation as a mischievous if slightly silly animal with oversized testicles. The animal itself seems to be obscure outside of Japan, but the mythical version may have entered Western popular culture when a Tanuki ("Tanooki") suit appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3.







My interpretation looks suspiciously like a teddy bear, despite the prominent genitalia. I'm not comfortable coming this close to cute.