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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Life-size statue of Melania erected next to Trump and Putin02:26

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Life-size statue of Melania erected next to Trump and Putin

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Banja Luka
June 10, 2017 at 03:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

A sculptor in Banja Luka is creating a life-size statue of US First Lady Melania Trump, to accompany his two other works - depicting her husband Donald and Russian President Putin, which stand proudly in his garden, as seen in footage filmed on Friday.

Stevo Selak, who works as a Technical Director at the Marinko Umicevic of Bema shoe factory, made the statues to show how he believes that if Russia and the US stand together, "the world would be a better place."

"Trump holds him (Putin) by the shoulder and says “Man, wait, let’s make a deal”. While Melania holds her hand on her hip", Selak explained. He went on to add that the first lady is particularly symbolic, as she is of Slavic decent, and therefore a mediator between the east and the west that could help the two leaders connect. "She says to Donald: “Donald, be nice with Putin”, the artist said.

Melania still hasn't been completed and is currently being crafted from plaster, unlike Putin and Trump who were made from clay. "The first sculpture I made was Putin. It took me three turns to make it cause it was very hard," he explained.

Aside from the trio, Selak has also made sculptures of Socrates, Selak's son and himself. The Melania sculpture was reportedly commissioned by the director of a local shoe factory.

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A sculptor in Banja Luka is creating a life-size statue of US First Lady Melania Trump, to accompany his two other works - depicting her husband Donald and Russian President Putin, which stand proudly in his garden, as seen in footage filmed on Friday.

Stevo Selak, who works as a Technical Director at the Marinko Umicevic of Bema shoe factory, made the statues to show how he believes that if Russia and the US stand together, "the world would be a better place."

"Trump holds him (Putin) by the shoulder and says “Man, wait, let’s make a deal”. While Melania holds her hand on her hip", Selak explained. He went on to add that the first lady is particularly symbolic, as she is of Slavic decent, and therefore a mediator between the east and the west that could help the two leaders connect. "She says to Donald: “Donald, be nice with Putin”, the artist said.

Melania still hasn't been completed and is currently being crafted from plaster, unlike Putin and Trump who were made from clay. "The first sculpture I made was Putin. It took me three turns to make it cause it was very hard," he explained.

Aside from the trio, Selak has also made sculptures of Socrates, Selak's son and himself. The Melania sculpture was reportedly commissioned by the director of a local shoe factory.

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