In this oil painting on paper, there is a balloon heart-shaped face boy standing at a window looking rather disappointed and grumpy. My inspiration for this and another heart-shaped face girl came from my 6 year old daughter who drew these fabulous faces on balloons and then was heart-broken when they eventually lost their air and were popped. It was a lesson in life being impermanent. I had to explain that nothing lasts forever and the importance of letting go, adapting to change.

- Kat Silver

Grumpy Heart Boy

Oil painting on paper

Varnished and Ready to frame

Signed on front

10" h x 9" w 
0 lbs. 0 oz.



Kat Silver
Indianapolis, Indiana

Getting to Know Kat

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.