What happens when a sculptor and an artist get together to create something? Magic! Well, not literally but you’d almost think so. Ray Villafane, a sculptor known for carving pumpkins worked with artist Sue Beatrice to create a sand sculpture of an elephant playing chess with a mouse and the result is gorgeous.
The sculpture – on display in Carefree, Arizona – is nine feet tall and features a life-size elephant named Chessie Trunkston and a mouse named Hershel Higginbottom – pretty suitable, if you ask us. The two artist not only worked on the piece and gave it very detailed parts to make sure it looked as real as possible, but also invented a story to go with it, which reads as it follows:
“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 compressed him”
We’ll be sitting here in awe of the prettiness of this sculpture.
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