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Coloring Metal Sculptures

The Magical Works of Ricardo Breceda

There is something magical about Ricardo Breceda’s metal sculptures.
Perhaps because they evolved from his daughter’s request that her father
build a dinosaur. Not many fathers would acquiesce, but his little girl was
his princess. Breceda built the dinosaur and went on to build many more
dinosaurs, horses, and elephants.

His menagerie caught the attention of millionaire Dennis Avery who
commissioned Breceda to build 131 different metal sculptures scattered on
his property in Borrego Valley with the most dramatic creature being a
fantasy giant dragon that dives under the road and has a rattlesnake tail.

Today, Ricardo’s sculptures can be found scattered about southern
California and now inside this coloring book!

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 was the managing editor of Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors written by the San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneers, which spent 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 has served 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 Coast to Cactus support the Museum.