Driving through the Colorado Desert, it's pretty much impossible to ignore the bright, mish-mash of colours, alongside the messages of love and bible quotes in bold type adorning the side of a hill. Near the "snowbird" camp of Slab City, a camp mainly used by those who live in the colder parts of the US who travel to warmer climes during winter, Salvation Mountain is a striking and unique installation. The work of Leonard Knight, who passed away in February of this year, the Mountain is the product of three decades of work, made entirely of adobe, straw, and a lot of paint.

The most interesting thing about art such as this is often not how it was created but why. The motivations behind artists like Leonard are always so intriguing and unusual; the art brut style both baffling and exciting art lovers who are open to the more "outsider" movement such as Jean Dubuffet. This short documentary by Ben Stoddard and Dave Ehrenreich tries to delve into what the purpose of the Mountain is and what made Knight want to devote much of the latter part of his life to creating and expanding upon it.

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