The Sky Art Sculptures of Borrego Springs
Borrego Springs, CA
Update: All the art that was previously located behind the gate on Galleta Pkwy has been moved to new locations. Updated maps are below.
Something more than desert wildflowers and the spectacular Anza-Borrego Desert State Park attracts visitors to the Borrego Valley in Southern California. People come from around the United States, and internationally, to see the amazing 130 full-sized metal sculptures here – many inspired by creatures that roamed this same desert millions of years ago. The artworks range from prehistoric mammals to historical characters, fanciful dinosaurs, and a 350-foot-long fanciful serpent.
Drive through the roads that weave through the area – you'll see sculptures of wild horses in a nearby field, sabertooth tigers in pursuit, and desert tortoises that seem as if they're crawling through the brush. The artist, Ricardo Breceda, brought life to his sculptures by capturing each creature in motion. They are so still, yet all you see is movement.
The late Dennis Avery, land owner of Galleta Meadows Estates in Borrego Springs envisioned the idea of adding free standing art to his property with original steel welded sculptures created by 'Perris Jurassic Park' owner/artist/welder Ricardo Breceda based in Perris, California. There are over 130 metal sculptures located in Borrego Springs.
Video Overview Of Artwork
See also Monsters at Borrego Springs, story and photos by Jim DeLillo
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