On Sunday, October 11th, 2009, from 2-5 PM, CoSM Art Sanctuary will celebrate the exciting opening of Kate Raudenbush's 28 ft sculpture, "Altered State", with a ceremony, ribbon cutting, entertainment and refreshments.
The visionary sculptor, Kate Raudenbush, originally exhibited this three story steel sculpture for the annual counter-culture art festival, Burning Man of 2008. This exquisite domed sculpture is laser cut cold rolled steel bearing symbols of Native American peoples. This unique structure was offered by the artist on long loan for enjoyment and appreciation at CoSM Art Sanctuary. Standing in the CoSM meadow, this extraordinary work of art and architecture graces a magnificent meadow superbly suited for weddings and other community celebrations!
Raudenbush's impressive sculpture reflects the form and power of the white U.S. Capitol dome. Upon closer approach, its entire surface is activated by faces, feathers, hands, eyes, and eagles in the archetypal graphic style of Pacific Northwest Native American imagery. Entering one of the twenty eagle doorways is like stepping into a cage of white lace. The repeating image of the eagle is a symbol sacred to the native people that first inhabited this land and also to the forefathers of the United States of America. The eagle is an icon shared by both cultures representing fierce protection, penetrating insight, the spirit world, and a quest for the higher self. This monolithic sculpture brings together opposite ideas: a cage is transformed into a carved temple of wisdom and transcendence. Referencing both the U.S. Capitol and America's native people, Raudenbush creates a sacred space to contemplate the origins of the American dream and to envision an Altered State of unity with nature and spirit.
Learn more about Kate's incredible art at www.kateraudenbush.com.