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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.

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.