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Aberrant Ceramics is the artwork of Aaron Nosheny,
ceramic artist and potter in Tucson, Arizona.

I work in the medium of stoneware clay and make hand-built pottery, sculpture, hamsas, ornaments, masks, and a variety of other forms.

Self-taught artist on the autism spectrum. I like monsters, insects, weird animals, body horror, horror comedy, Halloween decorations, fast food mascots, kitsch – and all of these creep into my work, but there’s really no overarching theme. I feel like I'm frantically birthing as many clay monstrosities out into the world as I can.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cyclopean Giraluna

This is the Cyclopean Giraluna.  It's 18 inches tall, the tallest clay piece I've made.  The giraluna is one of the plants described in Parallel Botany, Leo Lionni's alternate universe botany textbook, one of my earliest inspirations for clay art.  I've made many of them over the past nine years.  This one doesn't have much in common with the giraluna as described in the book which have seeds which serve no purpose at all since the parallel plants do not reproduce, and not an ever vigilant eye. 

I just realized as taking these photos that the top part of the giraluna is also The Elder Sign, a symbol used in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (although the image of the eye in a five-pointed star itself is an invention of August Derleth).

Leo Lionni also wrote beautiful and psychedelic children's books such as Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse