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An Artist Planted a Van Gogh Painting Into a 1.2-Acre Field


[via Vimeo/Minneapolis Institute of Art]

Landscape artist Stan Herd recently completed a piece commissioned by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and if you haven't heard the term "landscape artist" before, it's exactly what it sounds like. Herd uses fields as canvases for huge art pieces—the one in Minneapolis is an interpretation of Van Gogh's 1889 Painting "Olive Trees." The "Earthwork," as Herd calls them, is created out of watermelons, cantaloupes, squash, and pumpkins, and arranging rocks, mulch, soil, and grass.
· Artist Stan Herd Plants a 1.2-Acre Field Inspired by Van Gogh's 1889 Painting "Olive Trees" [Colossal]
· A Van Gogh Painting Reimagined in a Field Using Plants, Stone, and Earth [Architectural Digest]