In A 1.2 Acre Field, One Man Planted A Van Gogh Work Of Art (video)


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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 64-year-old artist Stan Herd transformed it into Van Gogh’s 1889 “Olive Trees.” Herd has been doing these 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 were involved which were all sponsored by the Minneapolis Institute of Art. It can even be seen from the Minneapolis airport.

The “earthwork” is comprised of mainly large “native plants and materials” the artist said. It was Herd’s way of uniquely engaging with his favorite artist, Van Gogh.

HERD HAS BEEN DOING THESE 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 WERE INVOLVED WHICH WERE ALL SPONSORED BY THE MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART

Be sure to see the drone video flyover and his story on page 2.....>

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