Print "Golden Shot" by Hunter Madsen

"Golden Shot"

Heroin addicts use the arch slang "golden shot" to describe going out with a bang - the ultimate, culminating overdose.  In the sketchy neighbourhood where my print lab is located, just steps from a walk-in detox clinic, I came across this discarded needle perched on a hedge among a scatter of golden, last-of-the-season leaves.  Essence of misfit desire.
Let the slave grinding at the mill run out into the field; 
Let him look up into the heavens and laugh in the bright air.
Let the enchanted soul shut up in darkness and in sighing,
Whose face has never seen a smile in thirty years
Rise and look out; his chains are loose, his dungeon doors are open.

       - William Blake

"Golden Shot"
WHERE - Vancouver, British Columbia (2014)