"Lost Her Mittens" is inspired by the nursery rhyme "Three Little Kittens" and has to do my life as a mother. I feel like I am always losing things and have difficulty keeping up with juggling my responsibilities as homemaker. I much rather spend all day painting then be bothered with do laundry or dishes. This is part of a new series where I explore the balance of playing house with my children and still staying true to who I am as an artist.

- Kat Silver

Lost Her Mittens

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

Signed on front

10" h x 8" w x 1" d
0 lbs. 3 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.