An artist in Melania’s home country of Slovenia has built a 26’ tall statue of der Groppenfuhrer so he can burn it on Halloween, if a local farmer doesn’t bulldoze it with his tractor first…
It looks like something out of sandbox video game Minecraft ― and it’s dividing opinion, just as a similar structure of the first lady did last month.
Artist Tomaz Schlegl said his 26-foot high statue of the president in Sela pri Kamniku — which will be burned to the ground on Halloween — is a commentary on populist politics…
…Schlegl swiped at the hypocrisy of populist leaders by including a mechanism in the statue’s face that changes it from “very friendly during the week to really scary over the weekends,” he explained.
But some online commenters have declared the statue a “waste of wood,” per the BBC, while a farmer also reportedly attempted to plow a tractor into the artwork.
We just use random brush and dead-fall for our bonfires, but I could really see this being copycatted all around the States.
Got a match?