A wooden Melania Trump statue overlooks her Slovenian hometown like a creepy scarecrow

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Melania Trump may have left her Slovenian hometown of Sevnica, but thanks to conceptual artist Ales “Maxi” Zupevc, her presence is still, um… looming.

On Friday, a life-size wooden sculpture of the U.S. first lady was inaugurated in Sevnica. It was commissioned by artist Brad Downey, who went to Zupevc with a vision. Zupevc carved that vision into a tree using a chainsaw, and now the world has this.

A wooden Melania Trump statue overlooks her Slovenian hometown like a creepy scarecrow

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The wooden statue depicts Melania Trump wearing a blue dress and raising her left hand like she did at her husband’s inauguration in 2017. To honor the first lady, the sculpture now overlooks a field in Sevnica, but it’s receiving a slew of mixed reviews. Read more…

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source https://mashable.com/article/melania-trump-wooden-statue/

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