Yoko Ono has often remarked that all of her work is a form of wishing. For Wish Tree, participants were invited to write a wish on a piece of paper and tie it to the branches of a tree, as a form of collective secular prayer. The resulting mass of wishes resembled white flowers blossoming when seen from afar.
The Imagine Peace billboard continues the advertising strategy of the War is Over! campaign that Ono and Lennon waged in the late 60s and early 70s.
yoko ono 2008
Event: Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace, Noga Samek Art Gallery [3rd level Langone Center, Bucknell University, 701 Moore Avenue, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA.] Date: August 25 to October 8, 2008.
Event: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Date: night of October 4, 2008
The project takes the form of a billboard.
Event: Vancouver Sculpture Biennale / Open Spaces: Vancouver International Sculpture Project, Vancouver, British Columbia
Public contribution: the names of the authors of the "wishes" (members of the public) have not been noted.