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Nolite te bastardes carborundorum

I just recently finished reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It’s a fantastic dystopian novel about what happens in America when an extreme right movement takes over the country and women lose all of their rights. Sound earily familiar?  I highly recommend the book if you haven’t read it.

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum” is a saying found carved in a room by the main character of the book. It translates to “don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Words we can all appreciate right now.


Here is the time lapse drawing:

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum from Amy Davis Roth on Vimeo.


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Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia, science-loving artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and is currently in love with pottery. Daily maker of art and leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Tip Jar is here.

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