I thought I'd take a break from posting SE Asia photos to share some inspiring art... This particular piece of art just so happens to be a place in the Colorado desert of California. Salvation Mountain is a place that I had wanted to visit for quite some time now, and we were able to make it a priority to stop there on our drive back across the country. It's about an hour and a half outside of Palm Springs, so if you're in the area I highly recommend the road trip out to see this one of a kind installation.
Salvation Mountain was created by the artist Leonard Knight who crafted this surreal landscape out of adobe clay and straw, and of course, a ginormous amount of paint. Not to mention, a ginormous amount of love. He dedicated much of his life to its creation, as well as spreading the mountain's main message: "God is Love".
I loved not only looking at the mountain, but seeing the point where the colorful art piece faded back into the soft desert landscape.
It was also the perfect place to play with our new toy, the Fuji x100T. It's geeky fun, but we're really enjoying getting to know a new camera. As much as we love our Canon, it's quite the brick to carry around - so this little guy is kind of a relief.
Have you been to Salvation Mountain? What did you think? I've never seen an installation quite like it... yet another reason why I love the desert so much!