Grace and ResiliencyKat Silver
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
20 " h x 16 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
Part of a series of portraits I recently did, combining my enjoyment of vintage Victorian style with animal headed old-timey paintings. This prim and proper lady has a bird face holding a flower with a few hummingbird visitors. The hummingbirds symbolize a reminder to slow down and enjoy the small pleasures in life. I have been exploring female roles and what it means to be a woman, quiet and reserved, graceful and dignified.
Kat Silver’s surrealist paintings 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. 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.