Sheyla

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This Unusual Artist Got Bored Of Paint, So He Started Using Trees Instead… WOW.

Stan Herd relies on nature to make his artwork come alive. Herd uses open fields and transforms them into masterpieces by digging, planting, mowing, and even laying rocks and mulch. His latest project involved bringing Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 piece “Olive Trees” to a much larger scale.

The 1.2 acre interpretation was commissioned by the Minneapolis Institute of Art for its centennial celebration. The museum has the original oil painting by Van Gogh. It has taken the American crop artist months to complete the job which can be best viewed by air when flying by the Minneapolis airport.

Stan Herd brought Vince van Gogh's work alive on a larger-than-life scale.

Stan Herd brought Vince van Gogh's work alive on a larger-than-life scale.

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The Minneapolis Institute of Art wanted to take art from inside a museum to the outdoors for everyone to enjoy.

The Minneapolis Institute of Art wanted to take art from inside a museum to the outdoors for everyone to enjoy.

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Watermelons, squash, cantaloupes, kale, and pumpkins were planted.

Watermelons, squash, cantaloupes, kale, and pumpkins were planted.

Jeff Wheeler

Rocks, mulch, and soil were also spread over the field.

Rocks, mulch, and soil were also spread over the field.

Jeff Wheeler

The museum is hoping people will be encouraged to go to the museum to see the real oil painting.

The museum is hoping people will be encouraged to go to the museum to see the real oil painting.

Jeff Wheeler

The original masterpiece measures at 29 x 36 inches. In contrast, Herd's version uses 1.2 acres.

The original masterpiece measures at 29 x 36 inches. In contrast, Herd's version uses 1.2 acres.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Passengers flying in and out of the Minneapolis airport will have the best seat to view the earthwork.

Watch the video.

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Sources: This is Colossal, Minneapolis Institute of Art

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