The thumbnails at right won’t give you much more a clue than I had standing next to the strange stacked thing so click to humongify them and see if you might derive the origin and intention of this Faircrest Heights angular mod-oddity.
My uneducated guess is that since it’s base is the truncated trunk of a chopped-down arbor might it be a stylized Frank Gehry-esque homage perhaps to and of whatever once stood here on the east side of Crescent Heights south of Pico Boulevard? Woodn’t you agree, or am I barking up the wrong tree?
Opine away! Get it? O-pine? As in — no, you shut up!