We’ve all be writhing awake at night wondering if the sole remaining statue at Magic Carpet Golf – the sizable sphinx – would ever be adopted.
It did, thanks to Charlie Spillar.
Artist Spillar has now found new homes for all of the colossal, concrete statues that graced the miniature golf course that’s destined to become a car lot.
The mammoth sphinx was the last man standing – and a tough one to place.
“People would call and say they are interested in the sphinx, but when they came to look they would realize it’s not something they can put in their front yard,” Spillar said.
Spillar, who was honored by Tucson’s mayor and city council for his statue efforts, did not yet disclose the hunky Egyptian’s new location.
But I bet once it’s up we won’t be able to miss it.
With all the quirky pieces of Tucson, and other Americana, slowly becoming extinct, Spillar needs to be applauded for helping some kooky stuff live on.
Way to go, Charlie.
Since he’s so effective at successful adoptions, perhaps his next step should be working with our animal shelters….