13.12.2011

Yoko Ono designs the Globe of Goodwill 2011

 

The Icelandic Benefit Society of Children with Disabilities has launched its 9th Globe of Goodwill. This year’s Globe is by Yoko Ono and is called DRAW YOUR OWN MAP. The Globe is handmade and every edition is limited. Previous editions were designed by artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Erró, Gabriela Fridriksdottir, The Icelandic Love Corporation and Katrin Sigurdardottir.

Yoko Ono presented the Globe at the Reykjavik Art Museum and spoke about the importance of world peace and her hopes for the future:

"I think people don't know how powerful  they really are because the ruling class for ages taught them that they were not. Each one of us is incredibly powerful if we listen to our hearts. I want people to listen to their hearts, and not the obvious put down of society to them. We can all free ourselves from intimidation, and be what we really are - strong and wise people. I want people to recognise that. That is the first step to world peace.

It is very important that each one of us do what we can do. Don't think big like you will be changing the world all by yourself. People like Napoleon, Hitler, and Chairman Mao  thought they could. What we have to do now, is to care about the smallest effort to change the world and help it. I was given the opportunity to help the Globe Of Goodwill. And I tried to do my best. Thank you for inviting me. It was an honour." yoko

The Globe is for sale from December 5-19 and the proceeds will benefit Camp Reykjadalur, a summer camp for children and youngsters with mental or physical disabilities aged 6 to 25, run by The Benefit Society of Children with Disabilities. To buy a Globe and to support this cause please click here

 



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