He Starts By Arranging The Stones On A Vast Field, The End Result? Unbelievable Sight!


I always consider every art to be unique in its own way. It’s true when they say that every art is a manifestation of its creator, and you will never find two similar people.

To attain the uniqueness, the artist makes sure he employs creativity.

Just to give an example, some artists create their lovely arts from the trash and unwanted material. Others are able to come up with food art or even plant art.

Stan Herd is an artist that for a long time, he has been employing trash, flowers, grass and other flora to come up with beautiful arts on huge fields.

All started back in 1981, when he practically pared a wonderful portrait of 160 acre of Satanta, a Kiowa Indian chief, and turned it into a Kansas Prairie. From that time, he has carves a lot of what is known as “earthworks.” Of all the works, the latest art is impressing very much.

Minneapolis Institute of Art, contracted him to make an imitation of Van Gogh’s Olive Trees. Watch what he finally made. You really must see it, to agree that it’s a masterpiece.

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Before he could embark on this massive project, 64-year-old artist Stan Herd had to plan out how he was going to pull this off. First, he printed out a copy of Van Gogh’s piece, then drew a grid over it and made a plan.

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Then he got to work on a field in the Eagan, Minnesota, near Thomson Reuters campus.

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The field, or his “canvas,” measured 1.2 acres across.

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The project took him six months of mowing, digging, and planting to complete.

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Sponsored by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, his special project can be seen from the air near the Minneapolis airport.

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“It never looks like I want it to,” Herd told Star Media.

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“I bit off a lot here, to try to pull this off.”

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“A few of the plants were eaten by deer, and a few were blown over. But that’s the dance of nature,” he told MPRNews.

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Though it was difficult, he persevered — and good thing he did!

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The end result is unbelievably stunning!

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Here is what Van Gogh’s original 1889 painting looked like:


In the end, Herd admits he enjoyed the process. “The opportunity to engage with one of my favorite artists in the world was pretty unique for me”

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What do you think of his beautiful work? Let us know below!

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To see more of Stan Herd’s creations, click here. To check out the  Minneapolis Institute of Art’s interesting collection, click here.

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