Yoko is amazing.
Yoko’s art is thought-provoking. Her non-traditional approach to all of her projects are inspiring and refreshing. She is an outspoken feminist. A savvy businesswoman. Yoko has been an outspoken activist for peace and love for over 50 years.
I think the world of John Lennon, and he thought the world of Yoko. Therefore she has my love and respect. She did so much for John. She healed so much of his pain and fostered so much of his growth.
Over the years she has been misunderstood by many people, but through it all she has remained incredibly strong and always classy. Thank you Yoko!
Fun fact: In Japanese the name Yoko Ono means “Ocean Child.”
Below is the sketch from 2001 that inspired this piece. This surreal piece was inspired by a drawing of a woman in an illustrated version of Grimms’ Fairy Tales, and of course by the Guinness moon. I’ve gone back to this piece many times and finally decided that I wanted to create something inspired by it. I’m very pleased with the outcome. I’m proud of how much my skills have improved.