PASADENA, CA.-Wish Tree for Pasadena, Yoko Ono's only West Coast showing of her celebrated Wish Tree installation, just opened. Consisting of 21 living crape myrtle trees installed amongst the café tables and chairs in the One Colorado Courtyard, visitors are invited to write their wishes on pieces of paper and hang them on the tree branches. Yoko Ono's Wish Tree for Pasadena is free and open to the public.
Wishes from Wish Tree for Pasadena will be joined with others from around the world and placed in specially constructed capsules to be installed in the area surrounding Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower on Videy Island, off the coast of Reykjavík, Iceland. The artwork is dedicated to the memory of John Lennon. The tower, a column of light emanating from a stone base with a radius of about 10 meters, is lit for two months each year starting on October 9, John Lennon's birthday, and ending on December 9, the anniversary of his death. The artwork is also lit at certain other special times during the year.