Keiko and Lyon from Japan visit Salvation Mountain and jump for joy

Keiko and Lyon photographed by Eyoalha Baker for Jump for Joy Photo Project and Palm Springs Cultural Center Artist Residency

We met these lovely girls on our trip to Salvation Mountain. They had come on a tour all the way from Japan to experience the astonishing wonder of this massive artwork in the middle of the California desert. We had a little bit of a language barrier but that didn’t stop them from sharing their jumping joy. We had lots of giggles and excitement about the jumps. The energy of joy can be felt no matter where you come from and it transcends language.

Thank you Keiko and Lyon for sharing your fun spirits and jumps of joy!


Thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.

If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us:


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Please... share the joy :)

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