Ray Villafane is a sculptor known for carving pumpkin, recently, who teamed up with artist Sue Beatrice to create a funny and super detailed sand sculpture representing a life-size elephant named Chessie Trunkston playing chess with a field mouse named Hershel Higginbottom. It’s worth mentioning that Sue Beatrice even made up a cute story for the project.
“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”
This nine foot height sculpture is on display under the Sanderson Lincoln Pavillion in downtown Carefree, Arizona until August.