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An Invisible Flower Hardcover – May 23, 2012
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"This wry and poetic fairy tale shows Ono's deeply mystic nature and creative spirit." -- Publishers Weekly
"Lovely." - Philadelphia Inquirer
About the Author
Sean Ono Lennon is a musician, composer, illustrator, actor, and founder of Chimera Music and Chimera Books. The son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, he resides in New York City.
Top Customer Reviews
Enormously great value - large quality hardback and binding with dust cover - simply GORGEOUS to own! I could not believe the low price of this amazing Item...
This is the story - using art, about the presence of an `invisible flower' which is told in the form of some simple impressive art from this great conceptual artist - along with simple words and isolated sentences.
I LOVE this book, because it's very convincing; one is left feeling that this invisible flower really exists among us all - and is all around us and the flower will represent many different things to many different people. It's unique and very personal, and I loved Sean's idea of getting this out in print for us all to treasure and enjoy - Thanks Sean!
There may or may not be a connection with Yoko's meeting here with John Lennon, but one thing is for certain; this book was written a whole decade before they'd met each other - yet the name `John' is there - and so is his presence - fascinating...
I loved the mushrooms and the BEAUTIFUL vibrant 'one early dawn'.
Thanks Yoko - you're always having great `feel good' influence in my life!
i ii iii (for Yoko & Sean)
but the drawings in this book are basically doodles (4year old like)and has very little text.
If you are a hard core Y.O. fan you may find it fascinating.
If you are a bit into Y.O., you will think the book is OK.
If you're a casual reader... you may think it's just trash...
(EDIT: i've added pictures of it to the gallery, check them out)
Written in 1952, An Invisible Flower is a simple, yet powerful depiction of how imagination can save people during stressful times. Ono writes in the afterword that the story was inspired during her time as a child when she was evacuated to the Japanese countryside during World War II.
In the story, she is comforted by the fact that a flower that only she can see can also be seen by a mysterious friend named `Smelty John.' Seems like this may have been a foreshadowing of Yoko meeting Sean's Dad, John Lennon, 14 years later.
While the illustrations are quite childlike, the concept of imagination flows strongly through this piece, tying in with Yoko's lifelong body of art which constantly asks people to "Imagine," most famously inspiring John Lennon's legendary song, now played every New Year's Eve in Times Square before the ball drops.
A unique art piece appealing for Yoko fans. Not so much for casual fans.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for the Beatles website, Daytrippin dot com