Tenola’s “Persistence of Memory” is an amazing replica from Dali’s 1931 work. Metamorphosis is a key concept in the Surrealist movement, reflecting the transformative power of dreams. “The Persistence of Memory” alludes to the influence of scientific advances during Dali’s lifetime. The iconography may refer to a dream that Dalí himself had experienced, and the clocks may symbolize the passing of time as one experiences it in sleep or the persistence of time in the eyes of the dreamer. The orange clock at the bottom left of the painting is covered in ants.