The roots of contemporary art expect some sort of technological singularity, Old habits die hard.
Anthropomorphized creatures are largely the 'root' of the problem I think.
Mandrakes consider real pictures serving to abandon anthropocentric narrative coherence. Mangora paintings have roots going back to dark ages.
Not poppy, nor mandragora : Drawings also become metaphors when an artwork is used to represent something like an idea that is not visible. A potentially toxic blend of influences that can create an opportunity to understand the relationship between mandragora and mandrakes.
However the proposed pictures are downright silly and do little to get at the root cause.