A burnt sculpture of Melania Trump
has gone on display
in the First Lady’s home country
Location: Koper, Slovenia
Date: July 5, 2019
The original life-sized piece
was carved from a tree trunk
by artist Ales Zupev
But while on display in Melania’s home town
it was torched
by unknown perpetrators
Artist Brad Downey reworked the sculpture
and says the new burnt piece
represents ‘political tension’ in the U.S.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) EXHIBITION CURATOR, KARLO HMELJAK, SAYING:
"Well, I think this is the part of the freedom that Brad is allowing the viewer to have. So he juxtaposes many opposites and you have to find your way through them. So I think for me personally, I hope they will wonder."