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.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fish Head With Tongue-Stealing Parasites

This is built like a slab pot, but it's not a pot.  It's a fish head infested with two Cymothoa exigua, the rare and exciting tongue-eating louse.  The louse is a parasitic isopod which causes a fish's tongue to fall out and then takes the place of its tongue, presumably helping itself to a little of whatever the fish eats.  They really do have disturbing little smiley faces like that.