Kristy Lituma, the artist/entrepreneur behind Rittuals, has been crafting spectacular, nature-inspired jewelry from raw and organic materials in her Bushwick studio for several years now. Her aesthetic is at once visceral and precise, alternating between meticulously anatomical fossils and hard geometric shapes. Taken by her love of the elements and her keen eye for design, we knew Kristy’s work would be the perfect match for our cover shoot.
Now, we reached out to learn a little more about Kristy and what informs her process in creating these very beautiful, very intricate objects. Check out the movies, books, and clothing that energize her creativity. Visit her collection here, and use code “altcitizen” to get 30% off all pieces until Jan 19th.
1. Horror Movies
3. Madrid-based label Delpozo
4. Vintage Photography
5. Vintage clothing
6. Need More Love: A Graphic Memoir by Aline Kominsky Crumb
Photographed by Cheryl Georgette Arent