I have loved tree houses since I was a young child. They combine my love of nature with the idea of a secret hideaway, safe and secure up in the trees. This piece was inspired by the changing of the seasons and my desire for new, strange and adventurous things to occur in my life. "When Pigs Fly" is often a phrase people say when they think something is impossible. But what if with enough positive affirmative and optimistic thoughts we could create any life we could imagine? Then anything would be possible. I like to believe we can create the life of our dreams.

This painting is done on a cradled wood panel with finished black edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Kat Silver

When Pigs Fly

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on front

16" h x 20" w x 1" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Kat Silver
Indianapolis, Indiana

Getting to Know Kat

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.