Week 6 On the Stroll to Work- Vilma’s Story


I hope you are all keeping well out there , washing your hands and keeping safe . Special wishes go out to all the people in Wuhan. 

This weeks story comes from an old friend Vilma B. Thank You Vilma 


Leafy with Love (Nanhu nanlu ) photo 10.02.18 sucrose on cotton, thread, Niamh Cunningham 倪芙瑞莲 2018

‘I grew up in a neighborhood on the east side of Caracas, Venezuela. There used to be some mango trees and others , the names of which I don’t remember right now. There was a wide stretch of avenue where I used to walk to and from work. Nearby there was a park with a sports field lined very tall eucalyptus trees. I remember sometimes closing my eyes smelling the pleasant fragrance of these trees. I loved it. It made me feel good.’

Vilma B Feb 2020


Memory Palace of Trees 2020 is an ecological art practice which invites your participation to tell a story (or give some kind of information) about trees. It is a social enquiry of how to live better with the planet and with people. You are cordially invited to tell me your story of a tree or trees. (email : niamh@niamhcunningham.com) I would love to hear from you . Each week throughout 2020 a story will be posted with either an artwork already made or perhaps your story will inspire me to make a new work!  

    the above work Leafy with Love is part of the Sucrose Series which explores nature and transformation .