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Rupture – Seth Oliver

Rupture, Erupt, Disrupt, Break, Split
 
Emulation and Imitation
The Master and The Model
 
“Some shrewd people distinguish imitation from emulation. Imitation aims at similarity: emulation at victory. Thus if you take all of Cicero and him alone for your model, you should not only reproduce him, but also defeat him”. – Desiderius Erasmus 
 
“Imitation is criticism”. – William Blake
 
“Invention is one of the great marks of genius; but if we consult experience, we shall find that is by being conversant with the inventions of others, that we learn to invent”. – Sir Joshua Reynolds
 
“The pictures I make are really ghosts of ghosts; their relationship to the original is tertiary”. – Sherrie Levine
 
THE PRIMACY OF DRAWING – DEANNA PETHERBRIDGE
 
“You’ve got to learn to leave the table
When love’s no longer being served”. – Nina Simone 
 
RADICAL DHARMA – TALKING RACE. LOVE. AND LIBERATION – REV. ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS, LAMA ROD OWENS WITH JASMINE SYEDULLAH, PhD
 
The Pandemocracy is tearing down the walls of the Scamdemic 
Hope and togetherness in new ways abound
 
Whatever Virus’ there might be, they’re being branded beyond recognition
Humans are remembering what reinforces our humanity
 
Masks conceal our smiles
Fear does not belong to me
 
Leadership of the kind that matters bubbles up
Attunement to the melody of the vibrant souls engaging our selves together in our uprising
 
I’ve left that table
There’s real delights to be had in simple fellowship
 
When advice is not given with love
Let us choose to listen to someone else
 
“Design is the process by which the politics of one world become the constraints on another”. – Fred Turner
 – DESIGN JUSTICE – SASHA COSTANZA-CHOCK
 
I can’t speak for you
However, I know I need liberation
 
I am so grateful
My friends have stopped listening to the government
 
Together we feel hope and can smell our dignity returning
How do we share this feeling without offending others?
 
I’m drawing and writing and reading and cycling
Talking to dear loved ones
 
Reassuring all I can and trying to make sure my children feel loved
That thing that’s going on… doesn’t need my attention
 
Freedom isn’t as complex as it did once seem
Only yesterday

• Seth Oliver 24/11/20