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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, 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.

1 comment:

  1. I came here because I read an article about new species of iron-eating bacteria found on HMS Titanic. While reading about the bacterium & relatives on Wikipedia, saw Tardigrades as having similar resistance to radiation; WP article had limited images. Google image search for tardigrade has your drawing of four forms near top of results.

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