Portrait of Lady RabbitKat Silver
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Signed on front
11 " h x 14 " w x 1.5 " d |1 lbs. 5 oz.
Combining my love of bunnies and my enjoyment of vintage Victorian style was born a few portraits of animal headed old-timey paintings. "Portrait of Lady Rabbit" explores gender roles. The landscape is barren and eerie-looking as in a dream, inviting the viewer to drift as is her gaze, empty and listless. This piece is about my ambivalence and uncertainty about my role as a woman in modern society, although given many choices many women still find themselves at home responsible for children.
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.