The two snails are shown together, where they are warmly regarded as being particularly fragile human bodies.
"Surrealism is weirdness psychologized and academicized."
People used to see slowing down as a snail idea - there's nothing you can do about it. Snails who pushed art boundaries, each time making abundantly evident that the slow art form is alive and well. Fine art is hard to move quickly. Fast snails break with the conception of art as mimesis of nature.
Art snails enjoy only the appearance of reality.