A Texas artist showed his support for Democratic presidential nominee Beto O'Rourke by creating a 2-acre crop circle of his face

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesBeto O’Rourke in a San Antonio, Texas, rally as he runs for Senate in 2018.

The 2020 presidential race is heating up, with 15 Democrats already announcing their candidacy.

Among the most anticipated announcements was that of Democrat and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who exploded onto the national scene running in the Senate race against incumbent Senator Ted Cruz in November 2018. O’Rourke came within three points of defeating Cruz in a traditionally red state.

The former Congressman announced he’d be running for president in the 2020 race on March 14, having already raised $US6.1 million.

While Texas news station CBS 7 reported mixed reactions about O’Rourke’s announcement, one Kansas-based artist has come out in support. Stan Herd, who’s been creating crop circle-like art, or earthworks, as he calls them, for decades, made a two acre-sized piece in O’Rourke’s likeness on a recent trip to Texas.

Stan Herd Beto photoCourtesy of Stan Herd ArtsArtist Stan Herd holds the Beto O’Rourke photo he took inspiration from.

The profile of O’Rourke’s face, with the caption “Beto 2020” below it, can be found near the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The artist shared the image on his Facebook page. Its caption reads, “The completed two acre ‘Beto Earthwork’ on Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas.”

Stan Herd Arts Beto O'RourkeCourtesy of Stan Herd ArtsArtist Stan Herd’s two-acre-sized work of Beto O’Rourke.

“We’re trying to tell the story of this amazing man from Texas who’s making a difference in the national climate,” Herd told local ABC news affiliate ABC KVUE.

“I choose carefully what I want to lend my time, resources, and artistic ability to,” Herd told INSIDER. “As a lifelong Democrat, I made the decision to get behind this candidate because of his vision, message, and populist appeal.”

Herd told INSIDER the image took two weeks to make, and KVUE reports that it cost more than $US10,000. Herd says it will be up for a little over a week.

Stan Herd Arts Beto O'Rourke 2Courtesy of Stan Herd ArtsStan Herd earthwork of Beto O’Rourke.

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