FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) - This hog can't be missed. A giant wild boar statue that stands 25-feet and 16-feet wide was installed Sunday on June 10 in Fayetteville.
Its home is at the offices of HogEye, Inc., on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard (Highway 62) at the city limits between Fayetteville and Farmington.
The sculpture is on a grassy area on the north side of the road. The statue is of a signature Razorback with its hooves in the air and its snout pointed to the sky. The copper hog is a replica of the original Hogeye, Inc. designed in 1982.
The sculpture was designed and built by local artist Eugene Sargent.
"He is located on Martin Luther King, which is practically a traffic jam every morning and evening with commuters," said Sargent, "so I like the fact that he is cheering on the workers. I like to think of him as a working-class hog."
There is still about a week left of work to be done, said Sargent. There are a few more copper pieces they have to put on around the legs and they plan on adding lights to illuminate the statue.