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, March 30, 2014

Eris: Rude But Mirthful WIP

Finished version of Eris Idol #1

In addition to my Cthulhu idols, which I hope to have placed in every home in Arizona by 2017, I wanted to make some religious statues of Eris, the Greek goddess of chaos.  Unfortunately, that means attempting to sculpt something that actually looks human and I was out sick with rickets for that month in art school.  

Here is my first attempt (image 1).  It's based on this simple and horrific plastic angel girl which was probably intended as a Christmas tree ornament (image 2).  I tried to combine it with this image of Eris from D'aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, my favorite book on the subject from my childhood (image 3).  I'm also including an image of the Statue of Liberty (image 4) to differentiate between Eris' hairstyle and the Statue of Liberty's.

I once had a dream about Eris:

98╣   Eris:  Rude But Mirthful
Floating/flying down a river.  I stopped to pick up A.F., who was in an apartment with her friends eating bad noodles and had them all over her face.  We went to a party.  Eris was there.  She was very short, with hair dyed bluish-black and a cruel smirk on her face.  There was a loud band playing, made up of goth kids and school board members pretending to French kiss each other.  Eris is rude but mirthful.