Stan Herd’s work is so huge you can see it from a plane – literally. He’s a crop artist who creates images, or earthworks, on large areas of land, especially in Kansas; entire fields are his canvas.


He’s been doing this for 40 years, but like a good wine, he’s gotten better with age. Nowadays there are several crop artists in the world, but Stan Herd is known as the true Father of Crop Art.

Among his recent artworks was a pierce recently commissioned by the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) which saw the artist recreate a planted version of Van Gogh’s famous artwork, Olive Trees. His previous work was featured by the Smithsonian and National Geographic.