Hay Bale Sculptures Reflect the Times


November 2, 2021

With Halloween approaching, hay bale sculptures are beginning to crop up. These artistic creations range from the playful to the political. One of them on Highway 2 East of Chinook near Alfalfa Road features a currently viral meme, "Let's go, Brandon." Another features a likeness of Frankenstein.

According to Britannica.com, an online encyclopedia, British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins used the term meme in his book The Selfish Gene. Since the book's release in 1976, the term has become a pop culture sensation.

From the Greek mimema, meaning "imitated," the term identifies a unit...

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