Forkland’s Tin Man

The first time I ever visited Jim Bird’s fields on Highway 43 in Forkland, I was taken with the hay creatures.  But really, it’s the (32′ tall) tin man I’m in love with.  We were there again in January:

Jim Bird's Tin Man, Forkland AL

bathtub feet:

Jim Bird's Tin Man, Forkland AL

“Jim Loves Lib” on the heart:

Jim Bird's Tin Man, Forkland AL


These are pics from previous visits of what he’s done with hay bales:

Ship at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL

He actually didn’t set out to make art, but when his baler started producing oddly-shaped bales…

Spider at Jim Bird's Hay Creations, Forkland AL

He’s also done a sculpture in York, Alabama:

Rooster, by Jim Bird (of Forkland, Alabama).  York, Alabama

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