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.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Rotifer Sculpture

Rotifers are tiny animal lifeforms which are distantly related to arthropods.  They're transparent, cup-shaped creatures which can be viewed under a microscope.  Most of the images I found showed and labeled the rotifer's internal structures and I attempted to recreate this in clay.  Clay is not transparent of course, so it came out looking like the end results of a rotifer dissection.

Some of the structures match what I saw in images and others are added just to make it look like there's a lot going on in there. 

These are my source images: