Earth Day 2021: Yoko Ono's artwork 'I Love You Earth' unveiled in Glasgow
Yoko Ono has launched a billboard artwork to mark Earth Day 2021 – and Glasgow is among four UK cities to display the environmental message.
The 88-year-old Japanese artist and activist’s message – “I love you Earth” – is also on display in Liverpool, Manchester and London.
Originally a song on Ono’s 1985 album Starpeace, it is now a “reminder to those who see it to ask themselves, ‘Do I love the Earth? How am I expressing that love? Could I do more?'”, organisers said.
The billboards have been installed with Serpentine Galleries to mark Earth Day.
Ono, whose late husband The Beatles’ star John Lennon, said: “There are so many of us in the world who are now awakened, ready to act to save our world. So, let’s work together to save this planet.
“Together. That’s how we will change the world. We change, and the world changes.
“Have trust in what you can do. Have trust in how fast we can change our world for the better. Why? Because we have to. Believe that we are one and together we will make it. Love is what connects all lives on Earth.”
The work is part of a Serpentine project with more than 60 artists, architects, poets, filmmakers, scientists, thinkers and designers, to respond to the environmental crisis.
Serpentine’s artistic director Hans Ulrich Obrist and chief executive Bettina Korek said: “As communities across the UK return to public places in our cities, they will be welcomed by Yoko Ono’s powerful positive statement for the planet, I Love You Earth.’
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