A Sand Sculpture Of A Life Size Elephant Playing Chess With A Mouse
An elephant playing chess with a mouse? Yup, you read that correctly! Just
recently world renowned sculptor (mostly known for carving pumpkins), Ray
Villafane, teamed up with artist Sue Beatrice to create an astonishing sand
sculpture of a nine foot life-size elephant named Chessie Trunkston playing
chess with a field mouse named Hershel Higginbottom.
Sue even came up with a cute story to go with the sculpture:
“There was a young elephant named Chessie who ate peanuts but was very messy
when a mouse had him beat and with no way to cheat he made one last move and
The fun and super detailed sculpture is on display under the Sanderson Lincoln
Pavillion in downtown Carefree, Arizona until August, so keep that in mind if
you’re in the area!