Friday, June 14, 2013

Imagine Peace: Yoko Ono's Wish Tree

“As a child in Japan, I used to go to a temple and write out a wish on a piece of thin
paper and tie it around the branch of a tree. Trees in temple courtyards were always
filled with people’s wish knots, which looked like white flowers blossoming from afar.”
Yoko Ono: “All My Works Are A Form Of Wishing”.

Wish Tree is an interactive art project that Yoko Ono began in 1996. It invites people to write down their individual wish, and  then add them to a collective tree comprised of others' wishes. The result is a beautiful and moving reflection of both our shared and personal hopes for ourselves and humanity as a whole. It has been shown all over the world, and the project has collected over a million wishes. It is a unique and inspiring idea, and we'd expect no less from Ono, who has been creating lovely conceptual pieces throughout her decades-long career as an artist.

Go to the website here to find out more and read a charming interview with Ono.

You can be part of the project by sending your own wish to:
P.O. Box 1009 121 Reykjavik Iceland