"Turtles on Their Backs" is a small painting about a woman feeling "stuck"–she sits high on a stool, her feet dangling above the ground. Around the bottom are several turtles who also find themselves in a similar situation, stranded on their backs trying to wiggle their way back to freedom. Women often feel dis-empowered in modern society; I am encouraged by the recent movement of women helping and supporting each other. We are stronger when we band together!

- Kat Silver

Turtles on Their Backs

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

Signed on front

7" h x 5" w x 1.25" d
0 lbs. 3 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.