If you don't know who he is, imagine crossbreeding Ann Coulter, George Wallace, Sarah Palin and Joseph McCarthy, and then Bar Mitzvah the result.
This is a smallish cereal bowl (about eight inches in diameter). It is, thus far, the most symmetrical piece I've made, and I'm really happy with it.
This was the first piece I threw. I haven't thrown clay since I was about eight years old, so this is the first in about twenty years! I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's actually reasonably usable and not altogether hideous.
And guess who is smack in the middle of it?
I made the map above as a friendly and non-scientific reminder about why diplomacy with Iran is so important to American interests. The outcome might not be a friendly Iran, but it would be really great if we could, you know, fly over it without getting shot at.
I cannot stress this enough: Go see this show if you can.
After the initial amusement running some of my python code in a python interpreter written in python and running in another python interpreter, it occured to me that there is absolutely no way I could articulate why I think this is cool to someone who didn't already think it was cool.
Yet it is, nevertheless, kind of awesome.