This is part of a new series of playful narrative portraits dealing with women's roles and identity. In this self-portrait, I am joined by two peaceful creatures. Hummingbirds, symbolic of being adaptable, are able to change directions and move from one thing to the next with ease and grace. The metal spring that is my neck is symbolic of being stretched by life, but "still strong", I am a survivor.

- Kat Silver

Stretched But Still Strong

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

30" h x 20" w x 2" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.



Kat Silver
Indianapolis, Indiana

Getting to Know Kat

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.