Memory will always form our experience and understanding of nature. How was this landscape before and how will it change through time? The work is very influenced by Alexander von Humboldt's teachings in that humankind is just one small part, nature itself is a republic of freedom.
This historical monument becomes a ‘temple’ as Altmann makes this part of her daily ritual for season after season.
For Altmann, walking her dog through the same woods everyday becomes an embodied presence with oneself and the natural world. There is an organic bond between self and nature and a correlation between the external world and our mood. Nature, wrote von Humboldt has a mysterious communication with our inner feelings.
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