Coming from a family of artisans, Loveland, Colorado artist Aaron Ristau has a fascination for creating kinetic light sculpture with plasma illumination technologies that blend nostalgic aesthetics with modern function.
Super excited to report we are in the latest issue of Make magazine for our Tesla coil light sculpture from NOCO Mini Maker Fair 2015. Joe Pawelski is the brains behind the Tesla coil. Alanna Brake was our very talented photographer. http://makezine.com/2016/06/29/plasma-play/ Read more »
From a vintage 1930’s Artistic brand of permanent wave hair curling machine, “Useful Fiction” evolved through conversations with the work’s collaborator/collector and his recollection of reading Malcom Gladwell’s book What the Dog Saw. In this book, Gladwell was re-telling the history of women’s hair dye. During the 1950’s, several legendary women […] Read more »
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 […] Read more »
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 »