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

A play on René Magritte’s 1929 painting, The Treachery of Images, he writes “Ceci n'est pas une pipe in French translating to “This is Not a Pipe”. Ninety years later, This is Not a Chicken or “Ce n'est pas un poulet,” continues his idea with a contemporary take on mainstream fast-food images and its language being not the animal itself but rather an interpretation of the animal. The interpretation experienced is created using commercial language and photography techniques whose capitalistic depiction of a bird mammal is identified as “chicken” whether he or/she is dead or alive. The printed image sits on a food tray used to transfer the product (chicken) from x (industry) to z (consumer).