Galleta Meadows Estates Sculptures

Borrego Springs, California

Those who drive the backroads around the desert town of Borrego Springs may suddenly find themselves face-to-face with a prehistoric monster! Galleta Meadows Estates landowner Dennis Avery has commisioned artist Ricardo Breceda to create and install dozens of welded steel sculptures in several locations around Borrego Valley as a multi-year "Sky Art" project. The animals represent species that roamed the area during the Pliocene-Pleistocene and Miocene eras, thousands to millions of years ago. Pause in your travels for a close-up look at these ferocious-looking beasts ... if you dare!




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Gomphothereum



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Giant Sloth



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Elephant



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Turtle



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Wild Pig



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Wild Sheep



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Mammoths



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Horse and Saber



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Raptor



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Raptor



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Raptors


Directions: The sculptures are installed along both sides of Borrego Springs Road, both north and south of the town of Borrego Springs. For a map, go to the Galleta Meadows web page.

Last visited: March 2010.

Standard disclaimer: Sites are described for entertainment purposes only, as they were at the time of my last visit. I can not vouch for the current condition of the site or its accessibility.


Revised: April 5, 2010
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