These Aren’t CGI, But Exquisitely Carved Sand Sculptures

Sometimes art can convince you that something fake is real, and can leave your mind in complete awe at what you are gazing at. That is often art at its absolute best, and this stunning example is a joint product of the efforts of Ray Villafane and Sue Beatrice who teamed up for an exhibition.
Their amazing sculpture is of a chess match between a mouse and an elephant. The jaw-dropping sculptures also have names. Chessie Trunkston is the elephant, and the mouse is named Hershel Higginbottom. But if you think it’s sweet, there’s a rather dark limerick that accompanies the creation.
“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.” How delightfully charming. If you find yourself in the area around the Sanderson Lincoln Pavillion in Carefree, Arizona, then you should pay this exhibition a visit.










Here is a short video of our sand sculpture that will be on display under the Sanderson Lincoln Pavillion in downtown Carefree, AZ. Sue Beatrice and I had a blast sculpting this one! The piece will be on display through the end of August.

Posted by Villafane Studios on Monday, May 30, 2016


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