Thursday, September 17, 2020

A Bronzed Melania Trump

I had blogged about the Melania Trump carving in Slovenia on September 03, 2019. 

But on July 04, 2020, the sculpture was torched (left). And the police have yet to find the perpetrator(s). 

Now, a bronze likeness of the US first lady has replaced it. 

The work – like the original – is a collaboration between Brad Downey, a Berlin-based US artist from Louisville, Kentucky, and a local craftsperson, Ales “Maxi” Zupevc, who have invited residents of Melania’s hometown of Sevnica to see the work in nearby Rozno in south-eastern Slovenia.

The new statue has been placed on the same tree stump where the wooden statue stood before it was badly damaged. Modelled on the previous design, Downey has said he hopes it will now be harder to destroy. 

That sounds like a challenge! 

BTW, Malaysia’s coronavirus cases have breached the 10,000 mark on Wednesday!


Malaysians should be thankful that the country's numbers are a mere fraction of the global caseload and fatalities at 0.03% and 0.01% respectively.

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