Treat others as you would like to be treated

By Nic Price on 17 September 2005 — 1 min read

Sculpture: The 11th Commandment by Sokari Douglas Camp

To promote their tv series The New Ten Commandments, shown in February 2005, Channel Four commissioned this sulpture by Sokari Douglas Camp.

It’s called “The 11th Commandment”.

It represents the most popular new commandment as chosen by the British public: “Treat others as you would like to be treated” (see also British Humanist Assocation on the Golden Rule).

Looking for ideas for the sculpture, Douglas Camp wrapped herself and her children in the comfort and security of shawls. In the sculpture these have been transformed in to “Graffiti shawls” using the words of the commandment to protect and comfort the figures.

It’s currently on Peckham Rye Common (on the corner of East Dulwich Road and Peckham Rye) and will be going on tour to other London boroughs (Bexley, Islington, Hackney and Enfield) soon.

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  • this is BULL SHIT god made aspecific 10 commandments for us ofra reason he knows what we’ll do in 10 years so he knewwhatwe’d be doing right now when he madethem. this is really innaporpriate for HUMANS to decide we need a new set of commandments

  • I’d like to use this image for a book I am writing about the artist, Sokari Douglas Camp

  • Hi Susan thank you for making contact.

    And yes absolutely please do use the photo. If possible to credit the photo back to me or the link that would be great

    • Thank you soooo much Nic. I will credit you, or if the publisher agrees, credit the link in the caption. However, to publish I apparently need a 300dpi image. Is there a way to get a .jpg of that quality from you?

      • Hey Nic, I figured out that by joining Flickr I could download it original size, so, all good!

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