With the assistance of friends and a trusty John Deere tractor, the sculptures were meticulously assembled by stacking hay bales, as reported by Classic Country Music. Beth affirms that the initial stacking is the simpler part of the process. Once the sculpture’s basic structure is in place, she takes charge of incorporating intricate details such as eyes and arms, a task more demanding than one might anticipate.
The town sees a steady influx of intrigued onlookers drawn to Beth’s artistic creation. Some express their admiration by honking their car horns as they pass by, a distinct rural gesture of appreciation. Others, unable to catch Beth in person, leave touching thank-you notes attached to the sculpture.
In a playful nod to their impressive creation, the community even produced a lighthearted music video titled “Will-Hay Nelson on the Farm!”
While hay bale sculpting might not be the conventional notion of art, Beth’s triumph underscores the incredible capacity of the human imagination to transform the unassuming into something extraordinary.
As we mature, the imaginative aspect of our minds often takes a backseat to pursuits deemed more “practical” or “grown-up.” Fortunately, not everyone is content to confine their creativity within the boundaries of reason. This is where art truly shines: taking a simple hay bale and a touch of styrofoam, transforming them into a beloved Will-Hay Nelson sculpture that captivates an entire town