I took a brief trip down to East Jesus with my Red Scarlet X to visit friends and to pay my respects to the late Charles Russell; a brilliant man and a friend to many.

East Jesus is an experimental, habitable art compound located in the famous Slab City of Niland, CA. It is a creation in progress originally built by Charles Russell and his friends. We feature a sculpture garden, art cars, Walter the 35 degree bus, as well as a selective residency program for artists and sustainability experts.

Charles passed away in 2011 and East Jesus is currently being maintained by his friends. To learn more about East Jesus check out:


There's much to see and do in East Jesus. It's a great place to get away from the city and sit around a nice campfire with some good folks. The Salton Sea is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Worth the trip in you're in LA.

Charles is missed by many and it's somehow fitting to wrap these East Jesus visuals within the serene sounds of Nine Inch Nail's Ghosts 28 IV. The music is licensed through Creative Commons and used with permission.

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