The Incredible Earthworks of Stan Herd
American artist Stan Herd has been creating large-scale land art for over 40 years, especially in Kansas. Inspired by the pre-Columbian drawings on the desert floor of the Andes Mountains, Herd completed his first projected in 1981 – a 160 acre portrait of Kiowa Chief Satanta. Stan Herd is known as the ‘Father of Crop Art,’ having completed 35 monumental earthworks over the 40 years. His latest artwork was commissioned by the Minneapolis Institute of Art and saw the artist recreate a1.2-acre planted version of Van Gogh’s famous artwork, Olive Trees, near Minneapolis airport.