Melania Trump Wooden Statue Unveiled Close To Her Hometown In Slovenia – Design You Trust

Melania Trump Wooden Statue Unveiled Close To Her Hometown In Slovenia

A life-size wooden statue of US first lady Melania Trump has been unveiled in her birth country of Slovenia, but not everyone is pleased with it. The sculpture was erected next to the Sava River in the village of Rozno, around 8km from Mrs Trump’s hometown of Sevnica.

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It was commissioned by Brad Downey, a Berlin-based American artist, and sculpted with a chainsaw by local folk artist Ales Zupevc.

Mr Downey already has an exhibition in the capital Ljubljana, which explores the first lady’s Slovenian heritage, and this new piece serves as an accompaniment to it.

Although the statue is dressed in the pale blue wraparound coat that Mrs Trump wore at her husband’s inauguration as US president, it appears to show very little likeness to the first lady – promoting some criticism from locals.

One resident said: “It doesn’t look anything like Melania… It’s a Smurfette.”

Another said: “It’s not okay. It’s a disgrace. That’s what I have to say.”

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