The Crow picks up on the famous work of the Belgian Painter René Magritte. His famous picture The Deceit of Images of a smoking pipe underscored with the words Ceci n’est pas une pipe asked the question what is real and what is created?
The Crow shows that words are as equally unreliable as any picture.
One accurate response to the question of what is real and what is an image is that everything we see is a construct of both the brain and the organs through which the brain detects and interprets light. Everything is just an image.