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Sub-rosa

Tissue paper, Mi-tientes pastel paper, florist wire

2016

'Sub-rosa' is a Latin term that translates to 'under the rose' and means 'done in secret'. The rose is an ancient symbol of secrecy - I've used roses to highlight that even though we may tweet and post in private, nothing we say on social media is truly private or secret. There are 100 paper roses of four sizes. The % of roses at each size denotes the % of abusive tweets aimed at Australian politicians around the 2016 federal election. The work�۪s death references, including the choice of black paper and the simulation of a casket spray, relate to the death of polite society, of ethics and social etiquette.