Traditional Ozark barns symbolize a lifestyle and relationship with the land no longer tenable in today’s world. They are figural icons of a changed, and changing, place. The size, form, and material make-up of these barns are from an age that has passed.¬†These physical remnants are reminders of a way of life that no longer exists; a way of life that was a pivotal shaper of our regional contemporary culture and values. As they fall into greater levels of disrepair, many of these falling barns are systematically being removed from the Arkansas Ozark region, and it is not inconceivable that the majority of them will be gone entirely in the next twenty to thirty years.