I was originally referring to this little collection as crop art. But apparently Crop Art is a distinct genre, and is a kind of art made with seeds. And glue. There's Land Art, but that doesn't seem right either. I don't know, but farmers certainly do interesting things in their fields :)
Oh, those fussy pagans! It seems they are not at all pleased with the donut-wielding Homer Simpson painted near an ancient fertility symbol. And of course, someone had to do an animated gif... ring-toss anyone? [via Boing Boing]
Apparently residents of Inakadate have been creating rice paddy art since 1993. This one reminds me of early Mac art. I did some nosing around, but couldn't find the piece of art I have in mind. I did order a copy of Zen & the Art of the Macintosh : Discoveries on the Path to Computer Enlightenment for $.74 from Amazon, though. It was published in 1986. I had a copy back then. I'm pretty sure I'll find what I'm looking for there. [via Pink Tentacle, more pictures there, too]
Someone was bound to want to cash in on this kind of exposure. SwissAir did just that. Who would have though a URL could be legible from the air? And why didn't they make their lives a little easier and skip the "www"?
I'm not linking to SwissAir here because their site seems to be down. I sure hope this field has grown over.