This Is Not a Chicken, 2019
Archival Inkjet Print
10” x 14”

The work plays on René Magritte’s 1929 painting, La Trahison des images (Ceci n'est pas une pipe) “This is Not a Pipe”. Ninety years later, This is Not a Chicken (Ce n'est pas un poulet) continues Magritte’s philosophy on representation by using a contemporary fast-food image to show what is experienced is not the animal itself but rather an aestheticized commodity version of the animal. The printed photograph is placed on a food tray used to transfer the product (Gallus gallus domesticus) from x (industry) to y (consumer).