You may not even notice it as you're driving on highway 15 from Moncton, going east. At first glance it looks like a stand of dead trees.
If you're really observant, you can see orange tips, typical markers left in the woods, as you drive by in a matter of seconds. Strange though, they mark an awful lot of the trees. It doesn't look like the typical work of a lumberman...
You're right. It's not the work of a lumberman. Local artist, André Lapointe, was permitted to make use of the space for his sculpture. Curioser and curioser...
A lot of his works deal with the environment. He had this to say in the Virtual Museum of Canada about his work in general, and it offers some clues:
"My work has always been linked to the landscape, right from the start : shapes of nature, in landscapes. At the beginning I tried to reify the shapes of nature, transforming them into sculptures in a somewhat surrealist manner, I’d say. Later it developed into land art and nature art."
I had my own theory when I first saw it that the piece had to do with deforestation, and the possibility of removing every tree on the planet. I've since seen another piece of his work- a gynormous snowball the size of a car wedged in a tree. Very cool. With that context, and after reading the above, I don't think that's what he had in mind, but I feel like believing it anyway.
What do you prefer to see?