Stan Herd Shapes Nature to Create Crop Art

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Have you heard of “Crop Art”? This type of environmental art relies on the use plants or seeds to create an artwork. For obvious reasons, crop art can work best outside, in nature.

The specialty of artist Stan Herd is the reproduction of famous paintings using crops. This has brought to him the title “The Father of Crop Art.” His last project was a reproduction of Olive Trees by Vincent Van Gogh, originally created in 1889. It was commissioned by the Minneapolis Institute of Art which exposes both the work of Van Gogh and a shot of its recreation by Herd.

You can find a few examples of Herd’s colossal works of art as well as a short documentary video about the Olive Trees project below.