Metaphorically-speaking, Mermaid motif, human-animal mixed hybrid, represents aspiration to pursue the highest metaphorical expressions.
Would curses kill, as doth the mandrake's groan.
Shakespeare: King Henry VI
Sloth is not a metaphorical picture for lazy artists but cool animals living in very tall trees cultivating the art of doing nothing. Sloths are used as metaphor for upside down art and slow painting. Looking at the reification of avoiding missing the forest for the trees: Iím way outside my comfort zone with this visual fragment of laziness.
Mixed media artworks are correct only lacking "as" or "like". Vine drawings are ideas for symbols in art concealing what should be seen. The old metaphor of naked truth generates a view of our world that is also not counterintuitive.
Fledgling pictures are so complex, aren't they ?
Metaphorical caged canaries were placed in coal mines to warn of dangerous gases in the twentieth century. Using too much figures of speech is dropping a pebble in still water. The common visual metaphor for bird of prey is art marketing.
Rabbit and scapegoat talking about antanaclasis as a figure of speech. Cool animals depict the bucolic beauty of visual metaphors.
The best metaphor about art is life itself
The title "eat the weak" is a metaphoric pun. Art as a metaphor for death. The wisest picture has something yet to learn from silly artworks. Metaphor for death
These half human half beast artists shared the belief that representational art was obsolete and that the new image art needed to be autonomous. This metaphorical mermaid should stand on its own legs, or fish tails, like nature rather than copying the world around it.
The real world is a difficult place for images because there is no place online for mixed art. The visual metaphors hold positions in order to survive what could be a long winter.
But the bottom line is irrelevant pictures of artworks as example of metaphors used in visual arts are as gregarious as termites.