An elephant and a mouse playing chess? Yes, you did read that right. A stunning sand sculpture of a nine-foot-tall elephant named Chessie Trunkston and a field mouse named Hershel Higginbottom playing chess was just produced by world-renowned sculptor Ray Villafane and artist Sue Beatrice. Villafane is best known for carving pumpkins.
Sue even created a charming narrative to go with the sculpture:
When a mouse had him beat and had no other way to trick him, he made one last move and squeezed him. There was a baby elephant named Chessie who ate peanuts but was quite dirty.
Keep in mind that the entertaining and incredibly detailed artwork was on exhibition under the Sanderson Lincoln Pavillion in downtown Carefree, Arizona.