Peter Von Tiesenhausen

Peter Von Tiesenhausen
January 31, 2016 Christina Mullin

I would love to walk through artist and eco activist Peter von Tiesenhausen’s land, where artwork emerges as if summoned from the ground up. He’s built ships and nests made of willow branches, which appear along well-worn paths, along with this sculpture (featured here) made from beetle-kill lodge pole pines. The pieces are purposed built specifically for the landscape and all the resources he uses are harvested from his land in Alberta, Canada.   In the 1990’s, oil companies tried to force him to allow them to drill on his farm. To protect his property, he registered his land as a work of art, which falls under copyright protection. This in turn succeeded in keeping the oil companies away.

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