The Colossal Earthworks of Stan Herd

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The Colossal Earthworks of Stan Herd

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An American artist Stan Herd has been creating extensive large land art for over 40 years. From the artist’s 160 acre portrait of Kiowa Chief Satanta in 1981 through 35 monumental earthworks over the subsequently 40 years, Stan Herd is known as the ‘Father of Crop Art’, a term coined by The Dan Rather on CBS evening news.

This is Inspired by ancient designs in England and Peru, the artist’s work followed on heels of American land based artists Christo, Heizer, Smithson and Walter de Maria. Influential artist is credited for inspiring amazing rice field artists in Inakadate, Japan after his work was featured on several extremely admired Japanese television shows.

Herd’s newest artwork (seen above) was commissioned by the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) and saw the artist recreate a planted version of Van Gogh’s famous artwork, Olive Trees. Planting began this past spring and will stay intact through autumn. The field position was chosen specifically in order that the growing art can be seen from many flights coming and going from MSP airport.

Below you will discover some examples of Herd’s fantastic artworks together with a video about the Olive Trees project with the MIA.

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Artwork by STAN HERD Website | Facebook

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Artwork by STAN HERD
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Artwork by STAN HERD
Website | Facebook

 

http://www.wikisky.info

Artwork by STAN HERD
Website | Facebook

www.wikisky.info/

Artwork by STAN HERD
Website | Facebook

 

www.wikisky.info

Artwork by STAN HERD
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