I know you know Magritte’s Pipe, which is not a pipe. So I am going straight to what I think we need to do.
“This is not a…” has become an internet meme as powerful as the line “This is not what you think it is!”
Banksy used it:
Even Kim Kardashian is a fan (though I doubt she’s aware of the primary source).
Frankly, if there’s one thing I care least, it is the debate whether art represents life or is life itself. I care about the changing or second meaning of things. It’s more fun.
I think we can keep building on the great master’s idea, making it relevant today. That’s a set from the times when I was a teenager:
What are the objects that have a double meaning for you?
Let me know, I’ll add them to the gallery, with full credits, and many thanks!