crop artist
(CRAWP art) n. A person who creates designs by manipulating crops and other agricultural products.
crop art n.

Example Citation:
With black beans, split peas, yellow lentils, dill seed and wild rice, you can make a savory stew — or create an art masterpiece. Works by a dozen of the state's finest crop artists whose celebrity portraits have been displayed at the State Fair are showcased in "Crop Art at the King," opening Saturday evening at T Designshop Gallery in the Northrup King Building in northeast Minneapolis.
—Tim Harlow, "Weekend Watch," Star Tribune, November 29, 2001

Earliest Citation:
It's the latest work of crop art by Stan Herd of nearby Lawrence.

Herd, 36, who normally does conventional-sized paintings of rural Kansas landscapes and murals depicting scenes of the Old West, in the last five years has created three works of crop art so immense that it has been possible to view them only from the air.

In 1981 the crop artist did a 160-acre portrait of Kiowa Indian chief Satanta out of wheat and stubble. Two years later he did a 160-acre portrait of Will Rogers in wheat, milo and plowed earth. Both were on farms near Dodge City.
—Charles Hillinger, "A bumper crop of art grows on Kansas far," Los Angeles Times, November 2, 1986

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