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A life-size rough-hewn sculpture of the First Lady Melania Trump has been unveiled in her hometown Sevnica, in Slovenia, and it has been met with some very mixed reviews.

The sculpture, which was commissioned by Berlin-based American artist Brad Downey, and carved with a chainsaw by a local folk artist Ales Zupevc, is thought to be an accompaniment to the artist's show in Ljubljana, which is exploring Mrs Trump's roots in the country, and will run until August, reports ABC.

The result is a wooden image of Mrs Trump, dressed in a blue coat, with a club-like hand gesturing towards the sky, which is based on her appearance at the inauguration. The blocky rustic figure was cut from the trunk of a living linden tree, in a field beside the Sava River, in the village of Rozno, 8 kilometers from Sevnica.

The sculpture has been met with mixed reviews from residents, who have described it as a "disgrace" and a "Smurfette", saying that it "doesn't look anything like Melania", reports the BBC.

The gallery is equally bamboozled by the sculpture and was uncertain as to whether to take it seriously. In the accompanying leaflet, they wrote:

Perhaps we are simply trying vigorously to make sense of things that might only be a slapstick prank," it said in a leaflet.

Who knows?

Many other social media users thought that the sculpture was somewhat terrifying, and took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

With one comparing it to a 'scarecrow'.

Many wondered whether it was a tribute to the First Lady, or simply a prank.

Another thought that their eyes had been 'cursed' by the sculpture. Ouch.

Some referred to it as a 'Smurfette'.

Humm, crowd pleaser?

Just keep clapping, Melania!

HT ABC

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