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Aberrant Ceramics is the art of Aaron Nosheny.

I make hand-built pottery, sculpture, ornaments, masks, menorahs, and other clay objects.

I also use glazed and painted ceramic objects in digitally constructed illustrations, including a children's book and a Tarot deck.

Contact me with any questions, sales inquiries, or to propose a commission.


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.

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