"If it was correct that the next step in art was predictable, then it didn't matter who took it. Anyone actualizing that step would enjoy some degree of acceptance based on the accuracy of apparent inevitability of that step. The steps might be suggested to someone else and they might produce the work, unaware of my influence. When their piece was accepted by either being published or shown, my piece would be completed. The principal worked, the process was predictable. I became somewhat apprehensive of the manipulative aspects of this direction and discontinued any further pursuit."
— Raivo Puusemp quoted in Stephen Wright, "An Art Without Qualities: Raivo Puusemp's 'Beyond Art -- Dissolution of Rosendale, N.Y.'"