(Borrego Springs CA)
My second day of seeking more sculptures in the desert took me to see some fantastic creatures. A different group of big metal constructions by artist Ricardo Broceda were found along the roadway, with some walking to get closer to them.
These animal sculptures included horses, saber tooth cats, a mammoth, prehistoric birds, giant tortoise, bighorn sheep, and even a dragon serpent. Many others didn’t make the cut of photos, but were marvelous to see.
The artist created spectacularly detailed features that added to the expressive poses of the critters. It must have taken considerable imagination and skill to achieve the results using only metal and welding techniques.
There were some dinosaurs further out in the desert on a road I didn’t trust taking with my rig Tardis. Still, I got to see plenty of wonderful creatures that were easily reached.
Camp: Rockhouse Trail boondock
Scene: Sculptures, desert, mountains
Also see: Desert Sculptures