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Quick Guide to Sky Art Metal Sculptures in Borrego Valley, 3rd Edition

A map and guide to the 26 sites in Borrego Valley, CA, where life-size metal sculptures are displayed in a desert landscape surrounded by the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The folded laminated pocket guide has 12 3.5 x 8-inch panels with brief representative descriptions of the 129 individual sculptures commissioned by philanthropist Dennis Avery on property he owned in Borrego Valley. The sculptures, built 2008-2012 by artist Ricardo Breceda, now draw thousands of tourists to this desert valley. The sculptures are a perfect blend of stunning craftsmanship and placement in open desert landscape. From science to history and nature, the sculptures also include whim and fantasy – something for everyone on this large desert palette. See Plio-Pleistocene animals that once roamed this desert, Spanish explorers, bighorn sheep, and fanciful dinosaurs and a dragon.

About the Author

Diana Lindsay

Diana Lindsay

Diana Lindsay is the author, co-author, or editor/researcher of over 10 books, many of which have won multiple awards. Among her books are: OUR HISTORIC DESERT: THE STORY OF ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK; ANZA-BORREGO DESERT REGION GUIDE; ANZA-BORREGO A TO Z: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS; MARSHAL SOUTH AND THE GHOST MOUNTAIN CHRONICLES: AN EXPERIMENT IN PRIMITIVE LIVING; RICARDO BRECEDA: ACCIDENTAL ARTIST; MARSHAL SOUTH RIDES AGAIN: HIS ANZA-BORREGO NOVELS; and COAST TO CACTUS: THE CANYONEER GUIDE TO SAN DIEGO OUTDOORS. An award-winning photographer, her images have appeared in print in several monthly publications and books. Her investigative reporting skills were developed while working at the Texas tri-state newspaper, the Amarillo GLOBE-NEWS, where she also wrote a popular hot-line column for many years. In 2001, she was named an "honorary ranger" in recognition for her three decades of volunteer work on behalf of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and in 2013, she was presented the Medallion Award, the state's highest honor for "superior achievement" in volunteer service. She is a past-president of the Anza-Borrego Foundation and a former trustee of the San Diego Natural History Museum. She currently serves as a Canyoneer for the Museum, leading free public hikes in San Diego County. Two of her books, Marshal South and the Ghost Mountain Chronicles and Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist, were named "best book of the year" by the Outdoor Writers Association of California in 2006 and 2013, respectively. She was subsequently named "best writer of the year" for OWAC in 2013.