I am certainly not an art critic but I find it hard to fathom why you would sacrifice a perfectly good tree (pictured above when it was still standing) and replace it with what only an artist with a missing left ear would call art but it ended up going viral because everyone can't help but stare at a disaster.
The linden tree was chainsawed to produce something resembling the form of the US First Lady. The artist (?) took the look from the dress she wore at the inauguration of the latest Pres of the US. I believe he got the dress color correct hence the "Smurfette" moniker that pervaded the news sites.