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Ever wondered what a Steve Jobs statue would look like? If you have, it's quite possible it doesn't look anything like the bust of the Apple co-founder that was unveiled in Belgrade, Serbia today. The statue, picked from more than 10,000 entries in a competition, was sculpted by Serbian native Dragan Radenovic. Once completed, it will greet vistors to Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California.
What you see in the image below (via MacRumors) is the maquette that's intended as a draft of sorts. The real sculpture will be considerably larger. Radenovic's maquette depicts Jobs' head at the top of a long column, on which he has attached two Cyrillic letters, the Latin letter A, and a 1 and 0 to represent binary code. If it looks rough, that was apparently part of the intention. As reporte by Serbia's Netokracija, Apple executives liked "the imperfections of the work."
In Radenovic's words (translated by a MacRumors reader), "I wanted to present some of the recognizable Serbian motifs such as a letter Ш which is the last letter of the Serbian alphabet and Apple rather liked the idea. I've also placed the Latin letter A and binary code 0.1 too. I've wanted it all to represent a sort of 'magnet.'"
The final sculpture will be around 10 to 16 feet in height, and will be shipped to Cupertino after Radenovic completes the artwork. It's still possible we'll see some changes to it, as Radenovic now has to head to Cupertino to discuss the final version of the artwork.
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