Elena made her Lively Bottle personalized water bottle as a memory of her 2013 study abroad trip. Standing in front of the John Lennon Wall in Prague, she admired the nearby artists adding their own designs to the wall.

Says Elena, “the wall was completely covered with art when I was there. People just paint over others’ work. This quote, Earth Without Art is Just Eh, was my favorite part of the wall. I’ve always been interested in art, and love that one piece can mean something to one person and a completely different thing to another.”

Lennon was best known as a musician, both as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist. His music, and art, reflected a rebellious nature; he was controversial through his political and peace activism, with some of his songs adopted as anthems by the anti-Vietnam war movement and larger counterculture.

Lennon also was a recognized artist. He studied at Liverpool Art Institute for 3 years, and wrote and illustrated 3 books. He primarily was interested in drawing and favored the creative loose sketch – working in pen and ink. Some of his portfolio is part of the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The wall had been a forum for anti-communist calls, love messages and graffiti-style paintings even before Lennon’s death in 1980, when Prague was still the capital of communist Czechoslovakia.

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