Yoko Ono un­veils lo­tus-petal sculp­ture in Chicago park

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

CHICAGO » Artist-singer Yoko Ono has un­veiled her first per­ma­nent public in­stal­la­tion in the U.S. in a Chicago park that will be home to Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s li­brary.

Ono on Mon­day un­veiled “SKY-LAND­ING” in Jack­son Park on the city’s South Side. The work has 12 large steel lo­tus pe­tals that emerge from the ground.

Ono says the art­work is “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.”

The idea for the sculp­ture started when Ono vis­ited the area dur­ing a cherry blos­som tree in­stal­la­tion three years ago.

The Obama Foun­da­tion in July said the pres­i­den­tial li­brary would be built in Jack­son Park.

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