This piece is part of a new series I have been working on exploring memories and the childhood journey coming in to one's own self. This painting is about the pure innocent experience of joy, pleasure of the moment, how childhood is always fully present even though the ominous looming inevitable approaching "storm" we call adulthood.  The children wear large oversized bunny masks to symbolize even further their innocence and unknowing of the storm that is right behind them.

- Kat Silver

Joys of Childhood

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

Signed on front

30" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
4 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.