Animal symbolism is a theme in my current work. Lemurs represent family, relationships, and building and fostering home life, which I have been doing a lot of lately. The zebra, on the other hand, is exotic and wild. Putting the two together represents my desire to be "mommy" and a homebody, but also maintain my independence and wild side as much as I can. Often, when women become mothers, they completely lose themselves in the role (which is understandable because it is consuming). For me it is important to preserve myself as an individual with my own wishes, dreams and desires that reach outside of just my motherly role and duties. 

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

- Kat Silver

Lemur and her Zebra

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on front

7" h x 5" w x 1" d
0 lbs. 7 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.