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.
Quick Guide to Sky Art Metal Sculptures in Borrego Valley, 3rd Edition
Author: Diana Lindsay
About the Author
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.