Forest of 65 red utility poles appears in Southfield: Why they’re there



Southfield’s mavens of modern art applauded after cutting the ribbon on metro Detroit’s most ambitious new piece of public art — described as “an abstract grove of trees.”

As with most public art, not everyone is sure to cheer. This piece is bright red, three stories tall, made of used utility poles and stretches the length of a football field. So, is it beautiful — and worth $50,000 in public money?

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