October 10, 2015

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Rafael Esquer

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Van Gogh’s ‘Olive Trees’ Recreated in a 1.2-Acre Field

https://vimeo.com/139016244 Van Gogh’s 1889 masterpiece Olive Trees currently hangs at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. For this reason, the museum commissioned Kansas-based landscape artist Stan Herd to create a larger-than-life replica of the famous painting on a field. The piece measures 1.2 acres! After six months of digging, planning, and …

Van Gogh’s 1889 masterpiece Olive Trees currently hangs at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. For this reason, the museum commissioned Kansas-based landscape artist Stan Herd to create a larger-than-life replica of the famous painting on a field. The piece measures 1.2 acres!

After six months of digging, planning, and mowing a giant grass field the ‘earthwork’ was completed. The green, yellow, orange, and gold coloring was achieved by planting kale, squash, cucumbers, oats, and wheat straw.

“It never looks like I want it to…I bit off a lot here, to try to pull this off. A few of the plants were eaten by deer, and a few were blown over. But that’s the dance of nature,” he added in a separate interview with MPRNews.

Needless to say the piece is best viewed from high above.

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