Friday, April 4, 2014

The Wild Nomads II: SALVATION

Photos by: Madeleine Browning
Bralette - Brandy Melville (via
Shortalls - Unif (via
Boots - Jeffrey Campbell (via
Sunglasses - Prada

The Salvation Mountain is located in Niland, CA. It can be found in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County, just east of Salton Sea and about an hour from Palm Springs. Leonard Knight built it as tribute to God and to pass along a simple yet powerful message; Love. The Salvation Mountain is 50 feet in height and was made of local clay and donated paint. Leonard Knight, a New Englander, spent about three decades painting and building this wonderful sculpture. He lived in the back oh his truck, sharing his small space with a large group of cats with no names, in the brutal desert heat and winds. He stated he would not want to live anywhere else. I was sad to hear he passed away back in February at the age of 82.
For those who make the drive out to Southern California, i highly encourage you to pay a visit to The Salvation Mountain. Photos cannot even express how truly amazing and inspiring it is. 
"I'm happy here in Slab City
Old Hobo road is dead
Those iron trees and I are the same
We've both got roots so deep"
-Leonard Knight

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