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Turtles on Their Backs

Kat Silver
Ugallery 5345186299 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Varnished and Ready to hang


Signed on front


7" h x 5" w x 1.25" d |0 lbs. 3 oz.

In stock $325



"Turtles on Their Backs" is a small painting about a woman feeling "stuck"–she sits high on a stool, her feet dangling above the ground. Around the bottom are several turtles who also find themselves in a similar situation, stranded on their backs trying to wiggle their way back to freedom. Women often feel dis-empowered in modern society; I am encouraged by the recent movement of women helping and supporting each other. We are stronger when we band together!

Kat Silver

Gulfport, Florida

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.

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T Ferrari purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"4/28/2019 | 10:06 AM

I am so glad I stumbled onto UGallery. Kat Silver is an amazing artist, and this painting gives me joy every time I see it.

Kat Silver 5/5/2016 | 7:16 PM

Here it is artist of the week ink

Kat Silver 5/5/2016 | 12:43 PM

Getting excited about the summer, warmer weather means being able to paint outside and also festival season. I really enjoy setting up my booth and meeting people. I love talking about my work and what it means to me. Its one of my favorite things about doing exhibits and shows, being able to meet people who are interested in art. So please feel free to message me and leave questions and comments about the work you see here. Do you have a favorite? What do you see or notice in the painting? Many of my pieces are narrative , they tell a story. I love hearing people's associations to the symbols and stories in the paintings.

Kat Silver 4/18/2016 | 8:57 AM

I will be soon featured in artist of the week , stay tuned to get to know me a little more. I talk about my beginnings, going from a being a Biology pre-med major to an art therapist and now where I am today . Mother of two little girls I definately have my hands full but the joy in life is the adventure. I love watching things unfold. I included action photos of myself painting in my home studio and more. So stay tuned and as soon as the write up is complete I will share a link to it. :)

Kat Silver 4/2/2016 | 3:11 PM

Currently living in Indianapolis, IN. There is an active art community here that I have had the priviledge of becoming a part of. Every first friday there are lots of openings to pick and choose from, this month I had two that I was a part of. Here are some photos of my shows from this months exhibits, April. >


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