You may say…..”where the hell is salvation mountain!?”
That’s what I said the first time I heard about the place.
Uli & Claudia are from Germany and read about this place and decided that when they came to the US on vacation they wanted to get married there. Not for religious reasons but for its brilliance. They brought their daughter with them and we did an amazing ceremony together.
I added a sand ceremony for them and collected dirt and paint chips from the area and put them in the bottle and then they topped it with their sand.
Once you see and explore this place in the middle of nowhere you will never forget it.
The artwork is made from adobe, straw, and thousands of gallons of lead-free paint. Salvation Mountain was created by local resident Leonard Knight (1931–2014). It encompasses numerous murals and areas painted with Christian sayings and Bible verses, though its philosophy was built around the Sinner’s Prayer.
The Folk Art Society of America declared it “a folk art site worthy of preservation and protection” in the year 2000. In an address to the United States Congress on May 15, 2002, California Senator Barbara Boxer described it as “a unique and visionary sculpture… a national treasure… profoundly strange and beautifully accessible, and worthy of the international acclaim it receives”. Salvation Mountain was proclaimed as a national treasure by the Congressional Record of the United States.