Monday Morning Surrealism

Dorothea Tanning, "The Birthday," 1942

Finally, artwork by a woman for what’s supposed to be a feminist blog. I think the creature in the lower left-hand corner
 
a.) represents the riddiculousness of all human strivings for freedom in the chaotic and irrational world presupposed by the Surrealists, a reading reinforced by the apparently endless sequence of doors going nowhere, and  
 
b.) is an Aye-aye, though those living outside of paint do not have wings.
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