Saved from the dustbin, just, but still out on probation. The original intaglio in black and white in the lower section of the image remained mostly unchanged, however, the multi layered problematic top area consisted of gold leaf covered with beige handmade paper. Not working so partly ripped it off leaving the small rectangular image of the partly revealed “golden spike”. I changed to horizontal format and added semi transparent handmade paper that allowed the underneath to show through producing a quite grubby atmosphere.
I returned the composition to a vertical format and added some collage elements with the intention of conveying in this depiction the idea of a return to the gorge where it was difficult to locate the landform termed “the Golden Spike”.