Salvation Mountain


Salvation Mountain is Leonard Knight's folk art tribute to God.  Over a period of 28 years, Leonard crafted his masterpiece; splotching layer after layer of paint on top of adobe. Leonard originally used concrete but they concrete crumbled several years into the project. Rather than be discouraged, Leonard resolved to "do it with more smarts", and began experimenting with adobe -- a mixture of clay and straw. 


The mountain is an impressive work of art that proclaims a message dear to Leonard: God is Love.