Delivering an icon’s gift to Chicago

Visiting the Garden of the Phoenix in Chicago’s Jackson Park, Yoko Ono immediately recognized the parallels between her life and the turbulence within the overarching Japanese-American narrative which began in that very location over a 100 years prior. As she reflected on her own life while seeing the sky meet Lake Michigan in distance, the vision for SKYLANDING was born. Only her 2nd permanent installation in the world (the first being the imagine peace tower in Iceland), this work of public art was intended to symbolize lasting peace between disparate cultures as the sky would come to heal the earth. In conjunction with our partner Project120, SKYLANDING was unveiled in the fall of 2015 and we were privileged with the opportunity to share it with the world