The OfferingsKat Silver
Oil painting on Wood
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
18 " h x 14 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
In this moody portrait of a woman and her bunnies, I am exploring my role as mother, caretaker and not losing my own sense of self in the process of caring for my family. The figure stands striped naked, vulnerable, empty, caged by a wire "dress" and enclosed by a small room with only a tiny window to the outside world. "The Offerings" as it is titled speaks to the things she is holding, one hand a carrot (nourishment) and in the other a balloon (entertainment).
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.