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.
Sometimes I come across a piece of antiquated technology that I instantly know will make a great light sculpture. Watch the video! The original devise was a Lens Centering Machine made by American Optical. The Animated Luminaria is filled with Xenon. 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 »
It’s been a while since my last post. What follows is a gallery of images and video’s related to my art since my last post. If you are reading this and have questions ask me! Let me know how you found my content? Click through to video links: The Laboratory […] Read more »