Someone Just Created a 2 Acre 'Beto 2020' Crop Circle in a Texas Field, and It Actually Looks A Lot Like Him
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
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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.