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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/File)

An Italian artist used a tractor to draw a portrait of MLK in a field


It's been 50-years since civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee and one artist who lives thousands of miles away wanted to celebrate MLK's life in an unusual way.

Italian land artist Dario Gambarin decided to use a tractor trailer to draw a 21,000 square-km portrait of Martin Luther King in a field in Castagnaro, Italy.

The portrait took him seven hours to complete and marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights icon's death.

In an interview with Inside Edition, Gambarin said he doesn't measure the field before starting his work and he is able to create perfectly dimensioned giant images with "an innate sense of proportion and the ability to drive a tractor."

Gambarin draws his works with different kinds of tractors and different measures of ploughs.

The artists has done portraits like this before. He his drawn portraits of Pope Francis, former President Barack Obama and the late South African President Nelson Mandela.

And he also created portraits of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.

The 394-foot long face of Martin Luther King will be deleted within few days to leave room to the seeds

Gambarin says his works are always created between the harvest of the crop and the sowing of seeds for the next one.

Gambarin is also a world-renowned painter who has had his work displayed in Italy, Turkey, Germany and America.

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