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 »
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 a new, well equipped studio/lab. Over […] Read more »