Because so many of you have commented before that you are also fans of Yoko Ono, I thought I’d share my discovery from yesterday. Yoko has started a blog called 100 Acorns, which will contain conceptual “instructions,” similar to those found in her wonderful book Grapefruit, for 100 days. They’re great.
From the site:
It’s been 44 years since my book of conceptual instructions, GRAPEFRUIT was first published in 1964.
On 15 June 1968, John Lennon & I planted two acorns for peace at Coventry Cathedral. It was the first of our many Peace ‘Events’.
In the summer of 1996, I picked up from where I left off, and wrote 100 ACORNS.
Starting on the 40th anniversary of the Acorn Peace Event on 15 June 2008, I will publish here an acorn every day for 100 days.
After each day of sharing the instructions, you should feel free to question, discuss, and/or report what your mind tells you.
I’m just planting the seeds.
Even better, the “acorns” are accompanied by her own drawings. And as always, Yoko is an insightful and funny woman. I remember getting a third to halfway through Grapefruit for the first time before I actually started to “get” it, and John once said that the book made him really angry and frustrated the first time around. So those who are unfamiliar with Yoko’s “instructions” may experience something similar. This is one of my favorite acorns so far. Check it out.
In other Yoko news, I’ve always wanted to see a Yoko Ono art show. Lewisburg is a 4 hour drive from where I live, so my husband and I are making tentative plans to take an overnight trip and go to this show in a couple of months. I mean, a version of Play it by Trust is going to be there! (Play it by Trust the all white chest set, a piece I have always admired and whose title I have always adored. The original chess pieces were all sent to world leaders.)
Oh, and I’m working on a series of posts about the Evil Yoko caricature from a feminist standpoint. It’s fun, so far, and I’m looking forward to completing it.