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Inspiration: “Sky Art” by Ricardo Breceda

I’ve spent a little time today looking around online at various metal sculptures of all shapes and sizes in preparation for my welding class. It starts in just a little over a week and will be 14 weeks long. I am SO EXCITED to finally be learning this skill. I have been dreaming of it since I was in high school! In college I wanted so badly to take it, but the technical campus was across town and with a full load of classes and work I just could never quite seem to fit it in. So now I am!

The more I look at online the more excited I get… I already have lofty dreams of making ginormous metal creations, but when I saw this it just blew me away…

Ok so this one is like the end-all be-all of metal sculptures for me. I love dragons and all things fantasy – and was just in awe when I first stumbled on this sculpture by artist Ricardo Breceda. This fabulous creature is part of a whole series of outdoor metal sculptures by the artist. The collection – titled “Sky Art” – can be found living in the Borrego Valley of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park near San Diego, CA.


Breceda has a very inspiring story about how he became a metal sculptor. Until just a few years ago, he was a construction worker and a boot salesman. An accident ended up revealing to him this hidden talent. It just goes to prove that we should always try new things in our lives – as we never know what we might have a gift for! Great story! I am so inspired!

Resources:

“Sky Art” Metal Sculptures of Borrego Valley – Anza-Borrega Foundation

Ricardo Breceda’s Official Website

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Claudia #

    Okay, you are going to have to give me a lesson! I’ve always wanted to learn welding, too. Love the Breceda sculptures. I’d like to have a couple dozen to place in strategic locations around the ranch.

    Friday, January 13, 2012
    • Haha hmmm I see you commissioning me somewhere in the future! ;) Cannot wait to share all i learn with you soon!

      Friday, January 13, 2012
  2. Very inspiring share! Great work – again!

    Monday, January 30, 2012

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