Salome believed that if she could just be understood, then art and life would be the same thing. Because if humor is metaphorically king and art targets that, then irony, logically, should be be targeting the metaphoric queen and all who sail through her.
We may have seen Salome dancing, but we do not need to see the grass grow because motion is the strongest visual appeal to attention. It is biologically essential that we see art move from one place to another.
Salome was the first "artist as activist", chopping off brainiac's heads, legitimating traditional ideas of picture-making. Art final goals are stretching the truth toward misrepresentations of how to reduce height, and how to be shorter. I seriously love her for her manifesto.
Since the sense of vision has developed as an instrument of survival, it is keyed to its task.
N. Arnheim pp 372, 384