This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference featured a star guest: President Donald Trump’s metal “doppler.”
A creation of award-winning metal sculpturist Bill Secunda, the “doppler” was in fact a 385-pound metal statue/sculpture of the president that Secunda built by hand over the course of three months using hardened nails.
“I’ve been doing metal sculptures for 25 years, I’m a ‘yuge’ Trump fan and I kind of wanted to show my support,” he revealed in an exclusive interview with BizPac Review Managing Editor Michele Kirk.
In explaining why he built the statue, why he used metal nails for it, and why he depicted the president as a superhero, he said that, to him, President Trump is himself a superhero — an “American superhero” who’s “tough as nails.”
When asked whether the president is aware of the statue, Secunda, a Pennsylvania native, said that he’s not sure, though he and others have reportedly been trying to get the word out about it.
“We’ve sent it, and we know that a lot of other people have sent it,” he said. “We don’t know if he’s seen it yet. There’s no way of really knowing, but I hope he has, and I hope he likes it.”
He added that it’s currently available for sale for $69,000, delivery included, though he’s willing to make an exception for the president.
“I would give it to Trump for free,” he told Kirk.
This isn’t the only notable piece of art that Secunda has created, though the president’s millions of die-hard supporters would likely argue that it’s his best.
“Bill Secunda is an award-winning artist that creates massive metal sculptures,” a biography of him featured on his website reads. “Each piece is designed and hand made by Secunda using a variety of materials such as thick steel plate, stainless steel, copper, bronze, and a very special common item – carpenter’s nails.”
Speaking of which:
“Bill has devised a technique to create amazingly realistic animal sculptures made entirely out of thousands of nails welded together. These pieces are so unique that they can be found in several Ripley’s Museums around the world,” the biography continues.
“The Aspen Bear, St. Louis Zoo, and the latest public installation of three bison sculptures at the entrance to Oklahoma Baptist University are just three of the public sites that have welcomed these wonderful sculptures.”
The process of creating the Trump sculpture was particularly difficult and complex, as you can see for yourself in the video below uploaded to Secunda’s YouTube page:
Some of his other notable works include “an 18′ fire-breathing monster sculpture emerging from a swamp in Alabama, a troll that spits water on passing visitors, a garden sculpture of two ticks jitterbugging on a globe for an entomologist in Georgia, and a robotic BBQ grill.”
Watch a video gallery of his work below:
The guy’s no joke, which is why left-wing haters may want to think twice before making him the latest target of their endless anti-Trump rage and derision.
He’s even made it into major newspapers, including Lafayette, Indiana’s Journal & Courier, where he was featured just last fall thanks to the sculptures seen below:
Had the dedication ceremony, and then the official lighting of the Happy Hollow Park entrance sculpture. Relays were…
Posted by Bill Secunda Studios on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
“The sculpture – the centerpiece in a collection of works stationed at four entrances to Happy Hollow Park – comes in at 26 feet of steel plate and tubing. … West Lafayette paid Secunda $80,000 for the four-piece set, continuing the city’s work to put public art at park entrances,” the Journal and Courier reported last August.
As for the “latest public installation of three bison sculptures at the entrance to Oklahoma Baptist University” mentioned in his bio, that actually happened in 2016.
“A small bison herd now grazes on prairie grass at the major intersection of the Oklahoma Baptist University campus,” The Oklahoman, the largest newspaper in Oklahoma, reported that October.
“Three life-size metal bison sculptures and a new OBU sign were dedicated Friday at the corner of Kickapoo and MacArthur streets. … The sculptures were created by Pennsylvania artist Bill Secunda using his signature technique of thousands of welded masonry nails, giving the appearance of fur on the animals.”
To learn more about this pro-Trump artist and his incredible work, make sure to follow him on Twitter:
. @realDonaldTrump is Tough As Nails.
Made with over 300 pounds of welded nails! #MadeInAmerica #KeepAmericaGreat #CPAC2020 @DonaldJTrumpJr @DanScavino @TeamTrump @TrumpWarRoom @EricTrump @parscale @mikehahn_ pic.twitter.com/p6MY27J7KF
— Bill Secunda Studios (@Bill_Secunda) February 28, 2020
Having a great time at CPAC with my Americas Hero, tough as nails President Trump sculpture @realDonaldTrump @J_Jordan @dbongino @FLOTUS @EricTrump @IvankaTrump @Reuters @DonaldJTrumpJr pic.twitter.com/bBWGamD9ts
— Bill Secunda Studios (@Bill_Secunda) February 28, 2020
President Trump has been tough as nails through his impeachment and gave an amazing State of the Union address yesterday. Check out this video of the life size statue of Trump I made out of nails. #MAGA #foxnews #TRUMP2020LandsideVictory @realDonaldTrump @TeamTrump pic.twitter.com/UiWPA5kjD0
— Bill Secunda Studios (@Bill_Secunda) February 5, 2020
Lots of wonderful people posing with my @realDonaldTrump made entirely out of welded steel nails at Mecum‘s auto event in Kissimmee Florida pic.twitter.com/mini1eOiw4
— Bill Secunda Studios (@Bill_Secunda) January 2, 2020
I just completed a sculpture of our nation’s Superhero, Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump “Tough as Nails”. I created this life-size sculpture out of 300 pounds of welded steel nails, with hands in the iconic thumbs up position, he is pulling back his suit to reveal a golden T.#Fox pic.twitter.com/i45K7K0hBw
— Bill Secunda Studios (@Bill_Secunda) December 20, 2019
Make certain to also tweet the president about him.
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