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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.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Homunculus

There's a parade in Tucson called All Souls Procession.  It's based on Mexican Day of the Dead traditions, with a lot of people walking around after dark with skull make-up on their faces.  It was so crowded last year that I left before the parade started.  Every time I would find a place where I wasn't packed into a crowd, people would start filling in in front of me and I would keep moving back until I wouldn't have been able to see the parade anyway.

I was thinking that it would be more enjoyable to be in the parade and I decided to work on making a grotesque clay baby that could be pushed in a carriage.  That may or may not happen, but this is the first attempt at a baby.  It has holes in the head and the body and I was planning on putting LED lights on the inside so it would radiate eerie light.

A homunculus is an constructed human effigy brought to life artificially.  Homunculus also refers to the miniature human beings that were once believed to live inside human sex cells in a long obsolete theory of human conception.