Summer camp at a lake: this shy awkward boy watches far afar while others enjoy the water. This piece was inspired by my own childhood memories of being an onlooker. Many summers growing up were wasted due to my wall-flowering. Perhaps all those younger years of watching instead of being in the action made me the thoughtful reflective person I am today.  This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Kat Silver

On the Sidelines

Oil painting on wood

Signed on front

10" h x 10" w x 1" d
0 lbs. 5 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.