it is WHAT it is, a Lights on Glass by Jacob Fishman from United States. It portrays: Political, relevant to: truth, lux, equation, glass, kinetic, life, light, neon Part of a series illuminating the truth. The phrase is a translation of the equation x=x. I just really bugs me when I hear this phrase. When discussing current events like politics, art, and alike, many folks say, "Hey, it is what it is." This object is fabricated using traditional neon sign making techniques. It is comprised of glass tubing and mounted on a glass skeletal frame. The power supply is mounted remotely.