Her plan was to have it up indefinitely, like a monument, but things changed abruptly in the past day, she says.

News of the fence reached McDowell County officials, and Guyer says she was told Thursday she has 30 days to take it down. After that, she says, she’ll be fined $50.

McKinney, who has lived in the area 21 years, is not convinced that will settle things, however, and she says she’s braced for whatever Guyer might do next. “As long as it’s environmental friendly and isn’t an eyesore, we don’t care,” McKinney says. “If they will stay on their own property, mind their own business, leave us alone, we can all live in peace and it will all be fine.”

Guyer says she’s already making plans.

If the tires have to go, “other art will be going there,” Guyer says. “Especially now that I know it’s not about the tires or my fence. It’s how (McKinney) don’t like anything I put there. I am trying to come up with other ‘art’ and my wheels are turning!”