The work of Ricardo Breceda of Borrego Springs CA

Out & About

When I went to Palm Springs in mid-August, one of my goals was to see the statues of prehistoric wildlife in Borrego Springs (see A short visit to Galleta Meadows).

Little did I know then that the guy who created the statues, Ricardo Breceda, lives in Borrego Springs and sells much smaller statues to common people like me.

Following are some of the smaller statues that I found exhibited on properties throughout the area, and some for sale at a business.

Longhorn cow Mountain lion Desert buffalo Desert bighorn sheep Porker grill

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Breceda’s work celebrates the history and culture of Southern California, the desert environment, and pure fantasy.

Breceda originally is from Durango, Mexico. One day he made a dinosaur statue for his daughter, and the rest, as they say, is history. Breceda eventually met Dennis Avery, owner of Galleta Meadows Estates in Borrego Springs.  Avery had the vision of using his land as an enormous outdoor art gallery, and it became home to Breceda’s artwork featuring prehistoric and fantasy creatures.

I now know that there are over 150 of the larger statues scattered throughout the Anza-Borrego desert. I only saw 27 of them. I am trying to find a complete list, and a map of their locations, and when I do…………. ROAD TRIP!

The chase

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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10 thoughts on “The work of Ricardo Breceda of Borrego Springs CA

  1. narami

    My dear Russel, may I use your address to contact you for a non blogging, non real state, non photography question? Or should I just shoot it here?
    It’s Excell related, I’m desperate and your Excell expertise came to mind.
    Sorrysorrysorry to bother you.


  2. Lianna Arroyo

    Just wanted to let you know, the first 5 are not my fathers pieces. Also the store front in Borrego that has similar pieces to my fathers are not his. His main locations are in Aguanga and Old Town Temecula where he exhibits and sales.



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