So many layers of hidden symbolism in this painting. There’s strings (webs) that connect the two figures playing "cats cradle" separated by rocks which represent the physical and sometimes emotional separation we feel from others. The bunny masks represent the personas we often put on to protect ourselves from being too vulnerable. The spiders are not only symbolic of fear, they also carry the symbolism of balance between the past and future, physical and spirit, male and female. She is strength and gentleness.

- Kat Silver

Intricacies of Entanglement

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

30" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 5 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.