3.22.2009

Elephants in Borrego?





History is unfolding in Borrego Springs with the placement of the Gomphotherium free standing art structures. These creatures lived in the area about 3 million years ago. Dennis Avery, landowner of Galleta Meadows Estates has added 'free standing art', original steel welded sculptures created by Perris Jurassic Park's Ricardo Breceda.

Rumor has it that Avery (millionaire of Avery Labels) bought up all the land around Borrego to save it from developers. He then commisioned Ricardo Breceda for all the steel scuptures.

I think it is fantastic for someone like him to give back so much. I know if I ever need labels that I will be buying Avery Labels.

8 comments:

brattcat said...

What a great eye you have. I'm so glad I found your blog. And I really appreciate your visit to my blog.

Jacob said...

These are incredible. I've used Avery labels (and other products) for years and now have even another reason to do so.

At least for 3 million years!

Lois said...

These sculptures are fantastic! I have a friend here who does steel welded sculptures. My favorite of hers is a giraffe.

bettyl said...

Isn't that inspring! very fascinating. I've bought Avery labels before I left for NZ!

Tash said...

It's been years since I've been there. These are grand photos of grand sculptures. I've been enjoying all your other photos from Anza Borrego, too.

SILVER said...

yes..always need more people with such visions and heart..

JM said...

The first mammoth(?) shot is wonderful! Great angle!

vnv4 said...

Stunning sculpture.