©Shers Gallagher 2013
This is not a bottle and a carrot,
neither is it a bottle turning into a carrot
nor carrot turning into a bottle
on a table in front of a mountain scene.
It is an image of a painting by René Magritte,
a witty and thought provoking Belgian
of the early 20th century
who believed in wanting to take us on a journey
to shake up and challenge our life’s preconceptions.
So what is the obvious here?
And why did the surrealist not choose an apple or an orange,
but a bottle and a carrot, as his painted theme?
Am I falling into my own trap of ‘precooked’ ideas
when at first glance I think ‘phallic’?
Ah, yes, he’s got me. :)