Driving into Vale Lake RV Resort (38000 Hwy. 79 South
Temecula, CA 92592) numerous large metal sculpture’s greet you along the way to Ricardo’s studio. At the entrance guard gate, just tell them you are here to see Ricardo’s sculpture and you will receive a limited parking pass for the day. Note: Ricardo Breceda is moving soon, so he will not be at the Vale Lake Resort for long!
Arriving at the entrance to the large warehouse (I was expecting something smaller) the driveway and front yard is artfully arranged with every animal in the kingdom and beyond. Felt like going to the zoo! We got lucky, Ricardo and his cute little daughter posed for a few pictures and chatted with us for awhile.
According to Borrego Springs’ Chamber of Commerce’, the town receives thousands of visitors who come to see his art. A biography about Ricardo Breceda and his art work was written by biographer and historian Diana Lindsay. The book covers his early years as an artist, how he came to get into it, and other aspects of his life and career. Breceda’s sculptures were featured in a list of the 11 best art spots in Southern California outside of Los Angeles written by Priscilla Frank for The Huffington Post. The Anza-Borrego Desert was named as the Union Tribune San Diego’s fifth favorite state park, and used a picture of Breceda’s serpent sculpture. Another article written by Carolina Gusman for the Union Tribune San Diego recommended the Anza-Borrego Desert for people looking for a vacation, due in part to Breceda’s sculptures. Wikipedia
Dilios: “Remember us.” As simple an order as a king can give. “Remember why we died.” For he did not wish tribute, nor song, nor monuments nor poems of war and valor. His wish was simple. “Remember us,” he said to me. That was his hope, should any free soul come across that place, in all the countless centuries yet to be. May all our voices whisper to you from the ageless stones, “Go tell the Spartans, passerby, that here by Spartan law, we lie.”
Frank Miller – 300
38000 Hwy 79 S
Temecula, CA 92536