Sculpture completion for a friend

A good friend of mine has helped me a lot with his glass lathe skills. I completed this base for him so he can try out different lights and power supply configurations going forward. The base is made from a reject hemispherical mirror. The lamp is one of my animated luminaria with Xenon. Thank you Nick!

Thank you Nick Stalin


Tesla Coil experiment with my Animated Luminaria

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Joe Pawelski of the Tesla Research Society and Aaron Ristau of the newly formed Plasma Appreciation Society teamed up to present a light sculpture performance for Loveland Colorado’s 2015 Noco Mini Maker Fair. Joe and I have known each other for a few years. He hand built the Tesla coil and […] Read more »

2nd Detail image set of my Animated Luminaria

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Developed over a decade of experimentation, my fascination with the creative possibilities of light and kinetic sculpture finds me with a body of Animated Luminaria—works at play with organic glass envelopes, heat convection and the alchemy of electrically excitable gasses. This has been possible through collaborations with other artisans and […] Read more »