The Artist Uses a Crop Field as Canvas
The incredible landscape art of Stan Herd.
Top: An advertisement for Shock Top designed on a farmer’s land in Texas. Photo © Shane Torgerson.
Notes about Herd (from bio):
The world’s preeminent representational earthwork artist, Herd has been creating art for more than 30 years – by digging, disking, plowing and otherwise manipulating acres of green space. His subjects range from American folk hero Will Rodgers to Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta to commercial products like Absolut Vodka and Papa John’s Pizza. And his canvas is the great outdoors – literally, a farmer’s field, an abandoned park or even a soil-capped landfill.
Left: Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” cropped in field by Stan Herd. Right: Absolut Vodka. Photos © Stan Herd.
A portrait of Amelia Earhart in green field. Photo © Stan Herd.
Top: Another view of the Earhart crop art. Photo © Ken Wolf.
Right: Photo © respective owner. Left: Whooping crane customized on land. Photo © Craig Wilson.