Salvation Mountain

Posted by Nicole on September 21, 2011 in Personal, Ruins, Travel | 2 Comments

“Good gets better. Love gets bigger. Keep it simple, love everyone.” – Leonard Knight. September 2011

Salvation Mountain is a colorful art installation covering much of a small hill north of Calipatria, California, near Slab City and just several miles from the Salton Sea. It is made from adobe, straw, and thousands of gallons of paint. It was created by Leonard Knight to convey the message “God Is Love.” Another of Leonard’s expressions “Keep It Simple” refers back to his message of universal love. Knight refused substantial donations of money and labor from supporters who wished to modify his message of universal love to favor or disfavor particular groups. (text from Wikipedia)

More information on Salvation Mountain:
Salvation Mountain’s Official Website
Salvation Mountain: one man’s momument to God’s love.
Salvation Mountain – A Visit with Leonard Knight
Interview with Leonard Knight
Salvation Mountain scene from Into the Wild



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2 Responses

  1. Matt Surabian
    November 17, 2011

    These pictures are great! I’ve always wanted to see salvation mountain. It’s like Holy Land in CT on steroids.

  2. Sharon Cannon
    December 13, 2011

    Nicole, Your photographs are absolutely fantastic! A lot different from Santa & Happy Feet. Sharon


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