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Ricardo Breceda

Accidental Artist **CALL FOR AVAILABILITY**

Over 125 life-size metallic sculptures are scattered over three non-contiguous square miles of Borrego Valley surrounded by the immense Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Sculptor Ricardo Breceda’s “Sky Art” is the perfect blend of stunning craftsmanship and placement in open desert landscape. Sculptures have evolved into whim and fantasy – something for everyone on this large desert palette. Startling and stunning as these imaginative sculptures are, they beg a story of how they came to be. This is that story, a story of how in ten short years following a devastating accident, Breceda has become a famous artist featured on public television, news media, magazines, and global blogs. He is an artist for children of all ages. Sculptures include Plio-Pleistocene animals that once roamed this desert, Spanish explorers, bighorn sheep and dinosaurs. 280 Full color photos. Forward by Victor Villasenor.

About the Author

Diana Lindsay

Diana Lindsay

Diana Lindsay is the author, co-author, or editor of over 10 books that delve into the cultural and natural history of San Diego County. Her research and writing career began with the publication of her master’s degree from San Diego State University by Copley Books in 1973 as Our Historic Desert. Among her many award-winning books are the guidebook entitled The Anza-Borrego Desert Region, Anza-Borrego A to Z: People, Places, and Things, Marshal South and the Ghost Mountain Chronicles, and Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist. She is the managing editor of her latest project, entitled Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors written by the San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneers, which has been years in production, beginning in 2012 with weekly published columns by the Canyoneers entitled “Roam-O-Rama” in the San Diego Reader. Diana is the founder and president of Sunbelt Publications, a regional book publishing and distribution business established in 1984. She is currently serving on the board of the San Diego Natural History Museum and has been a Museum Canyoneer leading public walks and hikes for almost 30 years. Her latest work is a result of a partnership between the Canyoneers, the Museum, and her publishing company. Proceeds from the sale of her book support the Museum.