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Atlas Obscura Mysterious ‘On the Way’ Sculptures in Sweden

Are those insects? Aliens from “War of the Worlds?” Giant cloudberries with legs? Whatever they might look like, the “On the Way” sculptures outside of Vaggeryd fascinate people passing by.

Exactly what these sculptures along the E4 highway represent is not known. Thomas Nordström, one of the artists who created On the Way, has been reticent to give any explanation, saying only that it’s a public piece of art and that any interpretations are up to the beholders.

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