Yoko x John2018 


No matter how much you have in this world; love remains as a foundational human need.

The iconic and inseparable dynamic between Yoko Ono and John Lennon was the main inspiration for this ink piece. Their mantra on spreading love amongst others was the main tone I wanted to embody. Love is such a strong emotional energy and was the main motivator in my decision to draw them paired up in close proximity.

“I can be alone without Yoko, but I just have no wish to be. There’s no reason on earth why I should be alone without Yoko. There’s nothing more important than our relationship, nothing. And we dig being together all the time. Both of us could survive apart but what for? I’m not going to sacrifice love, real love for any whore or any friend or any business, because in the end you’re alone at night and neither of us want to be. And you can’t fill a bed with groupies. It doesn’t work. I don’t want to be a swinger. I’ve been through it all and nothing works better than to have someone you love hold you.” -John Lennon

ink pen / pencil


© Derek Lin, 2021
Updated: 03.28.21