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new media artwork emphasizing Gertrude Stein’s famous quotation, “a rose is a rose is a rose”, which can be interpreted as meaning “things are what they are”. by extending this rose’s senses with a speaker, it can tell the person who touches it, that it is neither a symbol, nor a medium for message delivery. it is a beautiful, peacocky flower and it wants its beauty to be recognized. voice recordings rebuke the touching person.

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