Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday Wonder: Salvation Mountain

"God Is Love"
~ Leonard Knight

Leonard Knight used more than 100,000 gallons of donated paint to create his Salvation Mountain on a tract of desert some two hundred miles east of Los Angeles, California. The outsider artist's 50-foot-high creation of straw and adobe, named by Congress a National Treasure in 2002, is an extraordinary testament to one man's faith and how it inspired Knight's installation, which he likens to nothing more than a passion to make a "small statement" and express it large-scale.

Be sure to explore the Salvation Mountain Website, which includes a history of Knight's creative effort.

1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

Me and the internet -- we're not on good terms this morning. 2nd time posting my comment. had the same problem elsewhere!

So, if you already got this comment, please delete this one! :)

Love this man and this video! he's amazing.

I let my mountain do my talking. Brilliant!

What an incredible human being. (And I love his singing :) )