Ten short years ago, Ricardo Breceda was an injured construction worker earning a living selling exotic leather boots. After his daughter and he saw Jurassic Park III together, her enthusiasm for dinosaurs sparked his interest in the artistic potential of these prehistoric creatures. What started as a hobby quickly became a passion to transform metal into incredible lifelike creations. Now his famous life-size metal sculptures are found across the globe, from Canada to Australia, with over 125 scattered throughout Borrego Valley, California. For the first time, his story is revealed as Diana Lindsay recounts the unlikely story of the “Accidental Artist.”
Diana Lindsay, biographer and historian—Diana Lindsay is well-known for her publications about the Anza-Borrego region of southern California. In 1973 Copley Books published her master‘s thesis on the history of the state park. Wilderness Press published the area guidebook The Anza-Borrego Desert Region in 1978. It is now in its 5th edition and remains in print along with several other publications. She is also an award-winning photographer.
Accidental Artist: Lecture and Booksigning
Sunday, January 22, 2012
4–5 PM Lecture
Booksigning immediately following lecture
Free to the public. Tickets required.