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THE STAN HERD STORY
“I realized in my late 20’s that to create my monumental earthworks, beyond the design and actual creation of the work, I had to develop skills in public relations, communications, media relations, logistics, and fund raising.” – Stan Herd
From the artist’s 160 acre portrait of Kiowa Chief Satanta in 1981 through 35 monumental earthworks over the next 40 years, Stan Herd would become known as the ‘Father of Crop Art’, a term coined by Dan Rather on CBS evening news, his work was featured in major publications in 30 countries around the world and on major networks in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Cuba, Australia, China, the Arab Emirates and Japan.
Cetuvi Collaboration: A New Medium for Mobile Art
The collection of 12 10” x 14” totes comprise a deconstructed original oil-on-canvas abstract tribute to indigenous tribeswomen of the Yunnan province on one side, and on the other an oil-on-canvas spelling out “Stan Herd” in Mandarin. Made to be sold as a full collection, when displayed together, the handbags reassemble the original two 48” x 48” works.
This handbag collection serves as a companion piece to one of his newest earthworks, “Young Woman of China,” depicting one of the 50 indigenous ethnic minorities in China, the Yi. The portrait of the indigenous woman spans four acres of sloped terrain facing the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, just north of Vietnam. Stan hopes to bring light to the country’s recent efforts to embrace China’s minority populations by residents such as the JiCheng Company, who commission the work, and Hongyun Honghe Tobacco Group—both actively involved in helping these populations grow and find sustainability. This depiction also proved poignant for Stan, who 20 years earlier had etched a young Kickapoo Indian woman as well as a Young Woman of Brazil into the soils of his homeland in hopes of creating a larger, more permanent, design near São Paulo.
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“Olive Trees” Earthwork Collage
Minneapolis Institute of Art