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Rose is as rose is a rose is a rose

Painting of a rose with eye and mouth and golden bubbles 2017. Acrylic and metallic paint on canvas. 90cm x 70cm x 2cm

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is a sentence from Gertrude Stein’s 1913 poem “Sacred Emily. In the painting I use the rose as a symbol of romantic love and femininity.
The painting belongs to the series Animated Natures, where I mix stereotypes around women with ecology.