Time plays an active role in the unfolding of Ono's work. Many of his ongoing projects mark time and tell durational stories that marry the past to the present, and throw a gaze into the future.
‘My main medium is time, and I make collages with time and memory (either individual or collective). The work I produce today is a portrayal of the unknown and the known. I imagine my works to live through time and change over time, so I create a durational experience. Every form will pass away, but there remains the essence. The essence is in an idea, in our thinking and in our imagination. My role as a creator is to give contour to a narrative by making a poetic gesture. When a man loses hope, he dies. Alas, I am still alive. This is how I am feeling everyday.'