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 »
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 »
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 »
Local historian Kenneth Jessen inteviewed me for a second time in my time here in Loveland, Co. Thanks Kenneth! Reporter Herald.com 2nd version of skull collaboration with Dina Kalahar(glass) and Tony Greer(gas) Read more »