Is there a way to make a new object but actually you dont make a real one:p

i only need an arraylist variable in that class but i all ready make on object of that class in another class and i only need one

for example

ChessBoard contains an arraylist<ChessPiece> pieces

ChessPiece has an method setImage();

ChessBoardView makes an ChessPieceView Object and and ChessBoard object

ChessPieceView set images for the pieces and needs the arraylist from ChessBoard, but i cant make a new ChessBoard object because i only need one, and this one is made in ChessBoardView.

How do i access the arraylist<ChessPiece> in the class ChessPieceView;