Yoko Ono with Want Tree in 2014 on the Guggenheim, Bilbao. Photograph: Erika Barahona Ede, copyright FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museo
Sean Ono Lennon has made a digital “Want Tree” to mark the ninetieth birthday final Saturday (18) of his mom, Yoko Ono.
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The tree offers folks all around the world the prospect to submit their needs on-line and, in affiliation with One Tree Planted, plant actual timber in Yoko’s honor. The web site has now launched at www.wishtreeforyokoono.com.
The idea of the Want Tree was launched in 1996, since which period Yoko has collected nearly two million needs from greater than 200 bodily installations in over 35 international locations. The positioning now permits for such messages to be posted on-line, and clicking on the interactive tree picture reveals missives from world wide. Guests also can make both one-off or month-to-month donations to “flip needs into actual timber” with the assistance of One Tree Planted.
In her authentic directions for the Want Tree, Ono wrote: “Make a want, write it down on a bit of paper, fold it and tie it round a department of a Want Tree. Ask your good friend to do the identical. Hold wishing till the branches are lined with needs.” Want Tree For Yoko Ono has been realized by James Swindells and Loud Beings for Sean Ono Lennon.
After her birthday, Yoko wrote on social media: “Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for all the gorgeous birthday needs! I’m a really fortunate lady. I like you! A number of love, yoko.” Amongst different gestures of celebration of her landmark, the Think about Peace Tower posted: “IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on Viðey Island is now lit all evening until daybreak in honour of @YokoOno’s ninetieth Birthday as a present from the folks of Reykjavík.”
In different information, Ono and her son have licensed the newly-completed documentary Daytime Revolution, directed by Erik Nelson, which tells the story of the week in 1972 during which John Lennon and Yoko co-hosted The Mike Douglas Present. It can embody footage from the archives of every of the 5 episodes they launched, plus interviews with surviving visitors and unseen behind-the-scenes accounts.
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