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 was in Jackson Park Monday on the South Side for the debut of “Sky Landing,” which features 12 large steel lotus petals emerging 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.
Sky Landing is part of a $29 million investment in returning the park to the original vision of landscape artist Frederick Law Olmsted. Ono’s artwork was announced in June 2015. That $29 million worth of work also includes a new pavilion at a restored Jackson Park Music Court.
The Obama Foundation in July said the presidential library would be built in Jackson Park.
Contributing: Stefano Esposito