Trump sculpture on display in Truro
An American-born artist has delivered her take on today’s most polarizing political gure – U.S. President Donald Trump.
“I am U.s.-born, Canadian by choice. at might tell you something, although I have been here longer than Trump,” says Nancy Roberts, who was born in the Midwest and is now based in Dartmouth.
Roberts used a hollowed-out brick full of little holes to sculpt Donald Trump’s head. Nova Scotian Lantz clay fashioned his trademark blond comb-over. To give viewers a sense of Trump’s hairstyle, Roberts used a toothed tool to engrave comb marks in the clay.
The Trump sculpture is Roberts’s rst overtly political work and, “my rst president.”
e closest she previously came to politics in her artwork was with a couple of projects promoting local eating.
“I’m not interested in portraying reality but stretching, exaggerating and extending it,” said Roberts.
While her views on Donald Trump inspired this current creation, she has been living in Canada since 1976, when she immigrated with her family. Her two children at the time became Canadian citizens, while two others were born north of the border.
e Vietnam war had ended a year before Roberts left, but her only reason for moving was to seek a better life for her family, unlike thousands of Americans who ed north to escape military service during the con ict.
Nonetheless, when Trump won the presidency in 2016, Roberts was “just glad I wasn’t there.”
Her Trump sculpture is part of a show called ‘Imagine’ featuring works by a range of artists. It will be on display at Visual Voice Fine Art at 128 King Street until Sept. 22.
Sculpted clay and brick was what U.s.-born artist Nancy Roberts needed to fashion her take on President Donald Trump. Her work – complete with combover hairdo – will be on display at Visual Voice Fine Art in Truro.