With the announcement of Beto O'Rourke's candidacy for President, many Americans went wild with Betomania. On the day O'Rourke officially put his hat into the ring, his campaign raised a whopping $6.1 million.
Beto O'Rourke seems like he's larger than life, and one guy took that to the next level. Artist Stan Herd created a crop circle in honor of the former Congressman's campaign, and it really does look like him.
The giant image of O'Rourke's face is inside a circle says "Beto 2020."
The artist behind the #BETO2020 artwork is Stan Herd. Worldwide known artist who uses organic material as his canv… https://t.co/vrSvkdQwh1— 𝙹𝚞𝚊𝚗 𝙻. 𝚁𝚘𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚞𝚎𝚣 (@𝙹𝚞𝚊𝚗 𝙻. 𝚁𝚘𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚞𝚎𝚣)1552936279.0
This is literally grassroots: a crop circle of Beto's face. Whether you're for or against him (personally I'm still… https://t.co/bapBj7hwsy— Juliet Barbara (@Juliet Barbara)1552931890.0
Politics aside, this is purely awesome! This guy should sell ads on his field! https://t.co/RTm8ed8cuz— sjalaska (@sjalaska)1553014369.0
"We're trying to tell the story of this amazing man from Texas who's making a difference in the national climate," says artist Stan Herd, who created the piece using rock, gravel, mulch, and pecan shells.
The two-acre homage is located in Texas, where O'Rourke served three terms in the United States House of Representatives. Herd's artwork is located about a mile and a half from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport "so that we kind of guarantee a captured audience coming in."
Less than one week after @BetoORourke announced he is running for president, an artist took his skills to the next… https://t.co/3zIwtaaNGZ— 𝙹𝚞𝚊𝚗 𝙻. 𝚁𝚘𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚞𝚎𝚣 (@𝙹𝚞𝚊𝚗 𝙻. 𝚁𝚘𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚞𝚎𝚣)1552923931.0
New story in Politics from Time: https://t.co/3QMtR8K7vl If your upcoming flight lands in Austin, Texas, you’re g… https://t.co/pNFxoMBwcj— Luc Chaoui (@Luc Chaoui)1553016706.0
Dying to know how this 2-acre "BETO 2020" crop circle made of sand, mulch, clay, rocks & pecan shells a little over… https://t.co/W77JtTMlSc— Anna Massoglia (@Anna Massoglia)1553010536.0
I can explain this, I can explain this: It’s Austin. https://t.co/mRThgqieqT— The Day Nov Reckoning (@The Day Nov Reckoning)1552996573.0
"Stan was in the field for hours a day," says John Zarr, a project manager who assisted Herd. The project took about two weeks and cost more than $10,000, but it's worth it to Herd and Zarr, who asks "Why not let your voice be heard?"
Aliens for Beto! https://t.co/buXNYJCQpL— Kait (@Kait)1553015654.0
And with that the plot for “Signs II” was born. https://t.co/IrEycNSJF5— Doug Powers (@Doug Powers)1553000097.0
So, are we changing the definition of crop circle? https://t.co/GVYvitcZZY— Bolt VanderHuge (@Bolt VanderHuge)1553008742.0
We’ve come a long way from Barns for Obama https://t.co/88kHCI9IoJ— Tara Gibson (@Tara Gibson)1553008005.0
Make sure your flight goes through Austin: the piece will be visible for about two weeks and can be seen from the sky.