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"Loves me, Loves me not..."

Planning and execution of a machine that performs a relatively simple operation, which does not really require a machine to perform it.


Using a familiar children's game "he loves me, he loves me not…". I created a machine that pulls the petals off of the flower as you turn the crank.  This work is meant to humorously represent the conflict between the old, the nostalgic, and the modern industrial age.  It highlights that even an act as simple as this can be performed by a machine.


In honor of the simplicity of childhood I used whistle wood and polymer clay.  


(The flower I chose has 5 petals, the game starts with "love me" and will always end in "love me", an optimistic girl.)


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