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.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mr Unpronounceable Objects

Mr Unpronounceable Adventures is a comic by Tim Molloy.  Mr Unpronounceable is also the title character, a mad homeless occultist whose adventures frequently involve jarring space-time shifts, bizarre and grotesque otherworldly beings, and disturbing, visceral phenomena manifesting on his own body.  In one sequence, titled "The Tooth Fairy," Mr Unpronounceable is conducting a ritual to "eradicate sadness from this coil of mortality forever."  The ritual involves pulling out most of his own teeth and leaving them under his pillow.  As he sleeps, a demonic, toothless entity climbs into his window and begins gumming his arm.  Meanwhile, Mr Unpronounceable dreams of three strange objects on a shelf.

When I saw this part of the comic, I thought that these objects closely resemble my sculptural work - primitive, grotesque, and darkly humorous.  The story ends with the demonic entity inserting Mr Unpronounceable's own teeth into its mouth and performing unspeakable acts on the sleeping body.  I strongly recommend Mr Unpronounceable Adventures if any of this seems darkly humorous to you and not merely horrific.