Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Leonard Knight RIP

Folk artist Leonard Knight, age 82, has died.

Knight's folk art and religious creation, called "Salvation Mountain," in the desert of Niland, CA. near the Salton Sea. 
Leonard Knight created the mountain in 1984 by stacking junk and local debris, then covering it with cement and thick paint. Knight now uses a hay adobe and covers it with household paint. The mountain now reaches 50 foot high by 150' wide. 
Salvation Mountain is dedicated to Knight's love for Jesus and God. Many Christian and religious passages can be seen written on and inside the mountain.

Click for here the LA Weekly slideshow about Salvation Mountain.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
Leonard Knight, artist.