Yoko Ono’s Wish Trees in the ‘Dena

wishtreelarge.jpgI just came across a press release and was reminded that as of Aug. 2nd, 21 live crape myrtles are now in the courtyard at One Colorado–just so you can make a wish. Regardless of what you think about Yoko’s tumultuous relationship with That Band, it’s important to acknowledge her significance as a great figure in the contemporary conceptual art world. Shes a pioneering feminist artist. She’s a force of nature. She makes good stuff happen. If she had a motto, it would be Git ‘Er Done, I’m sure of it.

So check out the flowering trees installed amongst the cafe tables in the courtyard of One Colorado. Visitors are invited to write their wishes on pieces of paper and hang them on the tree branches, a traditional Japanese way of making a wish (and especially fun for kids). Wishes from Wish Tree Pasadena will be joined with others from around the world and placed into Ono’s”Imagine Peace” Tower on Videy Island, off the coast of Reykjavik, Iceland. The artwork is dedicated to the memory of John Lennon. The trees are up until November 9, at which point they’ll prolly be so full of wishes the trees will appear to be constructed out of paper. More info is here.

5 Replies to “Yoko Ono’s Wish Trees in the ‘Dena”

  1. how incredibly stupid of me. sorry, I’ve been really busy lately & have missed some posts.

  2. “I like Yoko Ono because she’s credited with breaking up the Beatles.”

    A friend of mine once put it this way: Broke ’em up, and all by herself did she? Well, good thing a strong gust of wind didn’t come along and break them up before that.

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