God Is Love
February 11, 2014 1:35 AM Subscribe
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Out in a forgotten, dusty corner of Southern California, just east of the Salton Sea, Leonard Knight let his love and devotion to the Lord inspire a Technicolor vision on the desert floor. His creation came to be known as Salvation Mountain
. On Monday, Leonard Knight passed away at the age of 82
Knight seemed to enjoy sharing his vision
with anyone who sought out his creation, accepted paint donations from visitors, but never wanted any more than living in his primitive settlement, without water or power, right next to the widely documented Mountain
, where he could continuously work and greet visitors.
In 2011, Knight had to leave his mountain due to increasingly serious infirmity. But on rare occasion during this time, he got to visit his beloved mountain
February 10, Knight died in his sleep about 1:40 p.m. in Eldorado Care Center in El Cajon, the place he had lived for the last two years.