#1 Empty Tendrils- Memory Palace of Trees


I am so very happy to begin the tree stories on video for the Memory Palace of Trees.

Artist Yvette Stride talks about her favourite tree in Shunyi. 

….the way they hold the rain , like tear drops after a storm …



Hi my name is Yvette Stride and this is my tree story .

My tree lives on the banks of a canal in Shunni  near where I live ..in Beijing .

And this is my tree .

What I love about this tree is the empty tendrils that you can see ,

The way they hold the rain like tear drops after a storm .

It reminds me of the joys and pains of life, regeneration, healing after suffering

And all that we are, to make ourselves ourselves in this life, all that we experience.

And that is my tree story.


Yvette Stride next to her Tree





Open Call for your tree story on video 

Memory Palace of Trees will continue in 2021. This year the submissions are video format. If you have a story you can tell in less than a minute (less than 60 seconds), please  find your favorite tree and video yourself  on your phone telling the story. I can help with adding the English or Chinese subtitles.  Please ensure the sound quality of your recording is clear or as clear as possible . Please ask if you have any questions about this. 

Looking forward to hearing from you.   I can be contacted on the last page “Enquiry ”  or directly on this platform.