Imagine Peace Tower Yoko Ono John Lennon memorial art installation landscape Kollafjorour Bay near Reykjavik Iceland column light
Imagine Peace Tower Yoko Ono John Lennon memorial art installation landscape Kollafjorour Bay near Reykjavik Iceland column light

Art for Peace

The Imagine Peace Tower is a memorial crafted by Japanese-American artist and musician Yoko Ono.

She created this in tribute for her deceased husband and legendary member of The Beatles, John Lennon.

The Imagine Peace Tower is Yoko’s largest work of art to date. It took her three years to develop it alongside her engineers.

It is located in Kollafjorour Bay, near Reykjavik, Iceland. The tower was erected in this country because it usually ranks as the most peaceful country in the world.

It comprises of a tall beam of light projected from a crystal stone monument with inscription Imagine Peace carved into it in 24 different languages, located on the base of the construction.

The engraving, which is also the name of the tower, is a reference to John Lennon’s peace campaign and his song Imagine.

On a clear night, the column of light appears to reach up to 4000 meters into the skies.

The energy that powers the light is supplied by the geothermal energy grid, using around 75 kW of power.

The beam is lit each year starting from October 9 to December 8, the two dates –starting and ending – being the birthday and the day of Lennon’s death.

Text: Public Delivery


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