This statue is a bust.
A life-sized wooden monument to first lady Melania Trump has been erected in her residence metropolis in Slovenia — nevertheless, locals say the bizarre effigy is an insult to the well-known former neighbor, in response to model new experiences.
The statue near the town of Sevnica — commissioned by American conceptual artist Brad Downey, and carved out of a tree with a chainsaw by native craftsman Ales Zupevc, in response to AFP — depicts President Trump’s partner with crude facial choices and a formless blue robe as she waves a stumpy hand.
It is supposed to be primarily based totally on the earlier models have a look at her husband’s inauguration, the place she wore a chic powder blue Ralph Lauren — nevertheless residents say it appears further like a character from “The Smurfs.”
“It doesn’t look anything like Melania. It’s Smurfette. It’s a disgrace,” one resident fumed to ITV.
A neighborhood 24-year-old construction pupil named Nika suggested AFP: “If the monument was meant to be a parody, then the artist has been successful.”
Downey suggested AFP he thinks it is “absolutely beautiful” nevertheless “can understand why people might think that this falls short as a description of her physical appearance.”