Can’t Trust the Mountains

When you fly into La Paz, there’s a massive Andean peak that stares down into your airplane like it knows what you did. It dominates the landscape, the skyline, the whole city of La Paz, like a hulking sentinel not entirely concerned with guarding much of anything, although local legend said that when the city was threatened by a different mountain, the guardian of La Paz punched its head off (the head landed near the coast of Chile). It is Illimani, the golden eagle. You can see it from Peru.

Anyway, here it is rendered in magazine cutouts!

somehow the true glory is not fully captured.


About Jesse Conlang

Jesse Conlang lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he has trained squirrels to operate pens and pencils at his whim. You can probably tell that by the quality of the work.
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