I had the pleasure of viewing the Magritte show at the Art Institute of Chicago this weekend, which I highly recommend. Now, the works below are not surrealism, but I like viewing them with this 1938 quote from Rene Magritte in mind.
It's been a while since a piece of art made with everyday objects felt this fresh. I've seen a lot of everyday object art. Made a lot of it myself in both undergrad and graduate school. These rugs made up of everything from cocktail umbrellas to fireworks are totally dreamy. In addition to this work by "We make Carpets", there's been a lot of inspirational work with rugs. I've included some favorites below.