Artist plants a 1.2 acre field of Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 painting “Olive Trees”!

Stan Herd

Stan Herd, an artist from Kansas, USA has been using fields as his canvas for both original compositions and interpretations of historical art. His recent work is a monumental 1.2 acre or 43,560 sq feet interpretation of Van Gogh’s 1889 Painting “Olive Trees” planted in Minneapolis.

Van Gogh’s original painting hangs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The museum commissioned Herd to create an interpretation of the painting for the museum’s centennial this year. “It’s an iteration of Van Gogh’s painting writ large in native plants and materials,” Herd said. It involved weeks of mowing, digging, planting and earthscaping to create the piece viewable from the air near the Minneapolis airport.