rene magritte, "the treachery of images" (1926)
this is not a pipe. it is a representation of a pipe removed from its referent, the object to which it refers. our desire to call the image a pipe suggests our confusion of image with the thing it represents.
of course when i stumbled upon this t-shirt at target i felt that wave of abstraction. and consumerism.
presentation v. representation. discuss/digress.
note: this representation of a room is not my room,
this wall color was the girls free agency in action,
also her free agency to leave clothes on the floor. everyday.