The idea of home is one I am currently working on reinventing. Growing up my home was not the most calm or peaceful. My parents divorced when I was 7 yrs old and we moved around a lot. Leaving home to go to college was a welcomed change and I never went back. About 4 years ago we became pregnant with our first child. We are now expecting our third child. I am finally in a place in my life where I feel I am creating the home I have always longed for. I am finally putting down roots, making connections and friendships, instead of moving around every few years. Our home is filled with love, warmth, laughter. We are happy with our life and excited to continue growing and expanding. In this painting, the house is flying, soaring above a field of tulips. Its fertile ground full of potential and abundance, the house is looking for the perfect place to settle in and "nest". It's been my experience that a house is just the shell, the outer portion/vessel of what can be made a home. Home is what we bring to it, the love and life energy that transforms a house into a home.

The painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It is finished with a semi-gloss varnish and comes wired to hang.

- Kat Silver

Putting Down Roots
KAT SILVER


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas



One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2016

24" h x 18" w x 2" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.

$900

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Artist
Kat Silver
Indianapolis, Indiana

Getting to Know Kat

Although Kat Silver’s surrealist, Dali-esque landscapes often feature figures with missing limbs and exposed human hearts, they are not ominous. On the contrary, they project something whimsical and enticing within their dream-like plots. They expose the inner conflicts in Kat’s life, which are revealed through the imagery of her dreams and the symbolism encountered in her daily life. These conflicts are universal, demonstrating an obsession with time, choice, and fate. Which path should I choose? When should I pause and reconsider my direction? The figures are headless because they are not mentally present. Dragged down by the mundane aspects of everyday life that distract us, they are missing the magnificent view in front of them. The image of the rabbit has become an important symbol and signature in Kat’s work. For her, the rabbit represents power and taking control of one’s life. The sweet, confident groups of rabbits surround the lost, faceless characters in her paintings. We may not know where we are going, but we have guides along the way if we look for them.