This is part of a new series of playful narrative portraits I am doing dealing with a woman's roles and identity. In this piece (self-portrait) I am playfully being climbing on by 3 little kittens who represent my 3 youngsters. The metal spring or slinky that is my neck is symbolic of me being stretched by them and their emotional and physical needs (seemingly never-ending). However the figure gazes peacefully and hopefully at the stars in the night sky, loving every moment of the chaos!

- Kat Silver

Stretched Thin

Oil painting on masonite board

Varnished and Ready to frame

Signed on front

8" h x 10" w x .12" d
0 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.