Pondering PandaKat Silver
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
20 " h x 10 " w x 1.5 " d |2 lbs. 5 oz.
This painting explores the art of living life more fully by slowing down, reflecting, and meditating. "Pondering Panda" is a Buddhist monk sitting in lotus position in front of a reflection pond. I have always admired those who are able to practice meditation on a regular basis. Reflecting and clearing one's mind of unnecessary clutter of day to day life enhances vision for a consciously created life where we accomplish anything we set our minds to.
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.