Selections from Grapefruit -- Yoko Ono
PAINTING TO HAMMER A NAIL
Hammer a nail in the center of a piece
of glass. Send each fragment to an
PAINTING TO EXIST ONLY WHEN IT'S
COPIED OR PHOTOGRAPHED
Let People copy or photograph your
Destroy the originals.
Imagine the clouds dripping.
Dig a hole in your garden to
put them in.
Make a key.
Find a lock that fits.
If you find it, burn the house
that is attached to it.
Prescribe pills for going
through the wall and have only
the hair come back.
Sit in the garden.
Raise one hand.
Extend it until it reaches a cloud.
Have your friend ring a symbol.
Keep extending it until it goes out
of the stratosphere.
Have your friend put a flag out.
Take one mannerism from one kind of
animal and make it yours for a week.
Take another mannerism from another
kind of animal and make it yours
without dropping the previously
Go on increasing mannerisms by
taking them from different kinds
Stand in the evening light until you
become transparent or until you fall