Kat Silver
Indianapolis, Indiana

Although Kat Silver’s surrealist, Dali-esque landscapes often feature figures with missing limbs and exposed human hearts, they are not ominous. On the contrary, they 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. Which path should I choose? When should I pause and reconsider my direction? The figures are headless because they are not mentally present. Dragged down by the mundane aspects of everyday life that distract us, they are missing the magnificent view in front of them. 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.

Artist and Customer Comments

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. >

Long Awaited Brew

Mixed media artwork on stretched canvas
Signed on front

24" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.


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"Long Awaited Brew" was my very first bunny painting, which I did back in 2012. That was when I first started noticing wild rabbits following me around near my home, at work (in an urban setting), and pretty much everywhere I went. I decided that they must be trying to tell me something. I looked up the meaning for rabbits as a spirit animal and found that they represent facing your fears, not holding back and going after your dreams, which was exactly what I needed to hear at the time. This piece combines acrylic painting with some collaged images of rabbits. The child dressed up as a rabbit leads the way for the rest of the rabbits to enter the line to finally get what they have all been longing for, a coffee, of course. For me coffee is one of my favorite indulgences of life. 

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