Guy Spends 6 Months Recreating A Van Gogh Painting Using Plants In A 1.2-Acre Field

Can you imagine seeing a Van Gogh painting sitting right off the freeway on your morning commute or aerial ride? One field in Egan, Minnesota got exactly this when the 64-year-old artist, Stan Herd, transformed it into Van Gogh’s 1889 “Olive Trees.” Herd has been doing similar types of artworks or ‘earthworks’ since 1981. His most recent project took six months and spans 1.2 acres. Plenty of mowing, digging, and planting was involved. All of which were sponsored by the Minneapolis Institute of Art. It can even be seen from the Minneapolis airport. The “earthwork” is comprised of mainly large native … Continue reading Guy Spends 6 Months Recreating A Van Gogh Painting Using Plants In A 1.2-Acre Field