ARTIST YOKO ONO'S "SKYLANDING" TAKES ROOT IN U.S.

Oct 17, 2016

By Michael Kramer

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Artist Yoko Ono has unveiled her first permanent public installation in America.

It’s in Jackson Park – on the south side of Chicago – on the site of the future home of U.S. President Barack Obama’s library.

The installation is titled Skylanding.

SKYLANDING, a permanent art display created by Yoko Ono, in Jackson Park. | Santiago Covarrubias/Sun-Times
SKYLANDING, a permanent art display created by Yoko Ono, in Jackson Park. | Santiago Covarrubias/Sun-Times

The artwork is made up of 12 large steel lotus petals that emerge from the ground – and is described by Ono as “a place where the sky and earth meet and create a seed to learn about the past and come together to create a future of peace and harmony with nature and each other.”

Ono’s idea began three years ago during a visit to Chicago – for a cherry blossom tree installation.

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