ATLANTA, Ga. (KAKE) - A Kansas earthwork artist recently finished a two-month-long project: a tribute portrait of the Carters in Freedom Park, just blocks from the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

The earthworks mural, created by Stan Herd and a team of artists, depicts Mrs. Carter and former President Jimmy Carter using only natural materials such as grass, soil, plants and more. 

The portrait lies in Freedom Park in Atlanta, just blocks from the Carter Center. 

In a social media post on Monday, Herd said just as the art director was applying the finishing touches on Sunday afternoon, the news of Rosalynn's death broke. 

"It is a momentous privilege to serve now as not just tribute but also memorial of the powerful woman Rosalynn was," Stern said. 

Rosalynn died peacefully at the age of 96 on Sunday with family by her side at her home in Plains, Georgia.

She is remembered for her tireless work on behalf of mental health reform and professionalization of the role of the president's spouse.

"As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me," former President Jimmy Carter said. 

Stan Herd was born in Protection, Kansas and lives in Lawrence.