Rabbits are my power animal, my totem spirit guide that entered my life about 4 years ago. They represent facing one's fears (the shadow self), and living life to the fullest. In this painting, a faceless woman dressed in a proper evening gown holds tightly to her purse wondering where to go, who to talk to. She appears to be alone except for the dozens of rabbits at her feet. Many of my pieces explore issues of identity as a woman, gender roles, and the balance of different aspects of the self. 

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

- Kat Silver

Prim & Proper

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on back

10" h x 10" 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.