A beautiful woman can be painted as a totem only; not as a woman, but as a Madonna, a queen, a sphinx.
"Saul Steinberg" was a Jewish Romanian-born United States/American cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his work for The New Yorker, most notably View of the World from 9th Avenue. He described himself as "a writer who draws".More Saul Steinberg on Wikipedia.
The artist is an educator of artists of the future . . . who are able to understand and in the process of understanding perform unexpected -- the best -- evolutions.
Questions are fiction, and answers are anything from more fiction to science-fiction.
The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.
People who see a drawing in the "New Yorker" will think automatically that it's funny because it is a cartoon. If they see it in a museum, they think it is artistic; and if they find it in a fortune cookie they think it is a prediction.