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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Tardigrade Phenomenon

I monitor the traffic to this blog out of curiosity; it doesn't actually make much of a real-world difference how many people visit. Over the past few weeks, I've been noticing a lot of traffic to a post from October 2010 concerning a clay image of a tardigrade, a moderately obscure invertebrate animalcule. Yesterday, the number of hits suddenly jumped up almost to 1000. I edited it to request that visitors explain the sudden popularity of the water bear and I received my answer. There was a BBC article on tardigrades and a lot of people were apparently searching for the term on Google and reaching my tardigrade post.

I made a new tardigrade sculpture last night in celebration.

Tardigrade 2 and Tardigrade 1 together.