Made by John Sharp
Chompers the Gomphothere, basically a four-tusked prehistoric elephant, was made with paper mache clay over a plywood armature, with a juice bottle to support her tummy. I made her during the height of the pandemic, when I was stuck behind glass at the Botanical Garden where I work. She is about two feet long. I made her to illustrate “Evolutionary Anachronism” (see Wikipedia), because our garden hosts several of the big hard, large-seeded fruits that the ancient megafauna are thought to have eaten.