Kate Raudenbush is a New York-based, Burning Man-bred artist. Her large-scale allegorical environments are created as an experiential space for elevated human connection, and offer a visual set piece for social and personal dialogue. Mixing visual symbolism cross-culturally within human history and mythology, geometry and architecture, her art finds inspiration within the micro and macro viewpoints of our natural and manufactured worlds. She utilizes welded and laser-cut metal, acrylic, mirror, sound and light to shape her designs into large-scale, climbable, enveloping environments and sacred spaces that are given more meaning with each visitor’s participation. In this way, the artwork is not just an object to behold, but also an experience to be lived.
Her work references and weaves together such diverse sources as sacred geometry, Hindu creation myth, Native American art, Mayan architecture, DNA strands, water, time, consciousness, computer circuitry, Buddhist symbolism, environmental sustainability, meditation, and self-empowerment. Throughout human history, art has been and will continue to be the greatest indicator of an evolved society, showing an awareness of its own identity, belief systems, and connection to spiritual presence. Her work’s motivating force is an endeavor to create art that both questions and informs, includes and elevates, fostering an awareness of our environment and social issues that resonate with the evolving conscience of our collective culture.
Her illuminated, geometric, steel sculptures reach heights of 42 feet, and her public artworks can be seen at such diverse locales as: Seoul, South Korea, San Francisco, CA, The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, The Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and New York, the Art Basel/Miami fairs, as well as multiple epic fiery gatherings in the Black Rock Desert at the legendary Burning Man event.
Actively involved at The Nationals Arts Club and the Sculptor’s Guild in New York, Kate is an advisory board member of the Black Rock Arts Foundation in San Francisco.