Today marks a sad day. Leonard Knight has passed away. Leonard was the Founder, Creator, and Builder of Salvation Mountain.
Over the years I'd swing by and visit here and there when exploring the Salton Sea or visiting friends over at East Jesus.
While many will remember Leonard for his iconic vision of Salvation Mountain and the message he wished to share, I personally was entirely fascinated more by his structures out of branches, tires, glass, and adobe. All built from scavenged materials found nearby. All built by just Leonard.
Fascinating to see the progress of their construction from time to time.
He seemed to add special little details here and there in these "tree houses". My favorite were these Blue Birds, which was a bit uncommon compared to what Leonard normally did with paint.
He'll be missed by the many who have visited his life's work.